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Pakistan welcomes private infrastructure investment

The government of Pakistan would like private investors to take up half of its $100 billion infrastructure needs in 2008.
Pakistan has been in the news recently, but the media is not talking about infrastructure investment opportunities in Pakistan, notes Aijaz Ahmad, CEO of the Infrastructure Project Development Facility IPDF of the government of Pakistan. He believes the headlines about Pakistan's political issues are obscuring an underlying, more sustainable economic reform effort.

The IPDF was launched in November 2006 to fill gaps in long-term infrastructure financing needs not met by the private sector, in assets that will eventually be privatised. The IPDF has now invested in 21 projects and identified another 23, including municipal services, urban transportation and logistics. Its portfolio is valued at $4.1 billion.

Ahmad welcomed foreign investment into Pakistan's infrastructure sector at...
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