WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CG/LA Infrastructure Inc., the leader in global infrastructure project promotion, announced today the release of The Strategic 100 - the Top 100 Global Infrastructure Projects for 2013. The total estimated value of the projects is US$648 billion, nearly 20% higher than in 2012. "Countries around the world increasingly see robust infrastructure investment - in the right projects - as critical to growth, and sustained competitiveness," according to Norman F. Anderson, President & CEO of CG/LA.
Infrastructure Sectors - Making Cities Work. With a return to growth, cities around the world are looking at how to address their congestion problems, and how to optimize opportunities for their residents. Of the 11 macro sectors defined by The Strategic 100 nearly $250 billion is focused directly on making cities work better. Overall values are the following: Strategic ($113.9 Billion); Urban Mass Transit ($83.6 Billion); Freight & Passenger Rail ($72.7 Billion); Renewables Generation ($70.5 Billion); Traditional Electricity Generation & Transmission ($60.1 Billion); Highways, Bridges and Tunnels ($58.2 Billion); Ports & Logistics ($49.6 Billion); Natural Gas Pipelines ($47.3 Billion); High Speed Rail ($42.2 Billion); Airports ($28.6 Billion est.); Water & Wastewater ($21.5 Billion).
Country Clusters - Making Countries Competitive. Another critical trend is that a series of countries are using infrastructure investment as a way to rev up their economic engines and to blow past their global competitors - out-performing in the global competitiveness and per capita income race. Brazil is set to be one of the most aggressive infrastructure investors in 2013, followed in order by India, Canada, China, the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, Colombia, and tied for 10th the UAE and Australia. "These are countries seizing the advantage as we move into 2013, not only putting strategic projects in the field, but also using infrastructure investment as a way of sustaining economic performance," according to Anderson.
The Strategic 100. Projects were selected based on a three month process assessing more than 400 global projects, in 66 countries, around five specific criteria assessing a project's: (1) contribution to local and regional economic productivity; (2) contribution to global competitiveness; (3) probability of generating a business 'event' in 2013; (4) job creation potential, over the lifetime of the project; and (5) carbon efficiency/sustainability.
The 6th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum
The Strategic 100 list is released annually in the lead-up to the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, to be held this year in New York City, February 27-March 1, 2013. The theme of this year's Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum is "Building Strategic Infrastructure - Growth through Public Sector Capacity, and Private Sector Opportunity". CG/LA Infrastructure (www.cg-la.com) created the Leadership Forum as a way of recognizing the strategic importance of infrastructure for individuals, businesses and communities around the world.
To download The Strategic 100 Project list and find out more about the 6th Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, visit: http://cg-la.com/gilf6
To arrange an interview about the Strategic 100 List, contact: Craig Guzinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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