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Key points:

  • The ability of the Indo-Pacific region to continue on its current growth trajectory is dependent upon its ability to meet increasing development demand and close the existing infrastructure gap.
  • The Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PQI) is the contemporary evolution of Japan’s experience providing overseas development assistance focussed on infrastructure and connectivity projects.
  • Japan’s concept of “quality infrastructure” comprises economic efficiency, inclusiveness, safety and resilience, sustainability, convenience and amenities.
  • The enhanced prosperity of the Indo-Pacific is best served by cooperative efforts of countries throughout the region and a shift in rhetoric away from competition, towards the complementary nature of existing initiatives.
  • Japanese leadership in quality infrastructure offers opportunities for the Indo-Pacific region. Developing new infrastructure partnerships between Japan and both recipient and donor countries – will play an important role in broadening the knowledge and financial base behind regional efforts to close infrastructure gaps.
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