Vietnam’s Infrastructure Boom

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5.7: Vietnam’s average public and private infrastructure investment as a percentage of gross domestics product, the highest in Southeast Asia

10: The share of infrastructure investment in Vietnam that comes from the private sector

1,380: Kilometers of highway that the Vietnamese government projects will need to be constructed by 2020

13,200: The number of megawatts that Vietnam’s new power plants will need to produce to meet the country’s energy needs

$15.8 billion: Vietnam’s total foreign direct investment in 2016

$480 billion: The amount that Vietnam needs to spend on infrastructure through 2020 according to the government

Source: In Asia’s Infrastructure Race, Vietnam Is Among the Leaders, by Karl Lester M Yap and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen

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