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2.4: Asia’s projected infrastructure gap as a percentage of its GDP

2.5: The percentage of projects in developing Asia that have been financed by multilateral development banks

300 million: The number of people in Asia without access to safe drinking water

400 million: The number of people in Asia without electricity

1.5 billion: The number of people in Asia without access to basic sanitation

$881 billion: The estimated amount that Asia currently invests in infrastructure annually

$1.7 trillion: The amount that Asia needs to spend every year through 2030 to meet the demand for infrastructure development, including climate change mitigation and adaptation measures

$8.4 trillion: The total climate-adjusted investment needs for transport in Asia between 2016 and 2030.

$22.6 trillion: The amount of infrastructure investment required to maintain growth in developing Asia and the Pacific through 2030

Source: Asian Development Bank

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