Conference on Spillover Effects of High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life | Asian Development Bank

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Conference on Spillover Effects of High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life

Event | 14 - 15 November 2018 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

09:00–18:00

Background

Policy makers in developing countries are eager to learn about large-scale public infrastructure such as high-speed rail (HSR). India’s government, for one, has announced plans to adopt Japan’s shinkansen technology for the HSR project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. JR East is providing technical support based on its extensive experience as a shinkansen operator in Japan.

This conference aims to share experiences of HSR projects and operations, and to highlight the effects of HSR projects on the economy, environment, society, and quality of life (QOL) by introducing novel models and mechanisms to replicate the positive effects in new projects.

The conference will also include policy implications and lessons for countries with planned HSR projects, specifically with innovative policy instruments that increase the internal rate of return (IRR) and therefore attract private sector investments for these large-scale infrastructure projects.

Objectives
  • Share experiences of HSR projects and operations
  • Highlight the effects of HSR projects on the economy, environment, society, and QOL
  • Introduce novel models and mechanisms to replicate the positive effects in new projects
Participants
  • International researchers from member countries, including the People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan
  • Government officials and experts from JR East and HSR-related organizations
  • Experts from ADB and other international organizations
Output
  • Policy implications and lessons for countries that are planning HSR projects, specifically innovative instruments that increase the IRR and attract private sector investments for these large-scale infrastructure projects 
  • Working papers and a book
Partner

World Conference on Transport Research Society