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Seminar on the People’s Republic of China’s Transport Infrastructure Development and Quality of Life

Event | 6 September 2019 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

09:30–13:00

Background

The People’s Republic of China has put over 25,000 kilometers of dedicated high-speed railway lines into operation since 2008, far more than the rest of the world. The PRC also continues to actively develop metro lines as well as transport infrastructure generally under its ambitious Built and Road Initiative.

This seminar will examine the economic, environmental, and social effects of the PRC’s infrastructure projects and the implications for people’s quality of life in surrounding areas. The event will also explore planning and policy approaches that have enabled the PRC’s rapid infrastructure development and how they could inform efforts by other countries in Asia and the Pacific to realize more sustainable and inclusive transport growth.

Objectives
  • To share insights and experiences related to the People’s Republic of China’s transport infrastructure projects and operations
  • To highlight the economic, environmental, and social effects of the PRC’s transport infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on high-speed rail development
  • To build capacity for greater sustainable and inclusive transport infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific
Participants

Infrastructure policy makers and experts, including representatives from organizations including but not limited to:

  • World Bank
  • University of Tokyo
  • Chubu University
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • National University of Singapore
Output
  • Policy lessons from the People’s Republic of China’s transport infrastructure projects  
  • Papers for possible inclusion in an ADBI book
How to register

By invitation only

Venue

Click here for ADBI’s address and directions.