Building Myanmar: Bridging The Infrastructure Gap.

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Asia Pacific Legal Updates


21 November, 2017



Myanmar will remain a high achiever worldwide, with real GDP growth forecast to average 7.3% a year to 2022. The brisk pace of economic growth will continue to be driven by foreign-invested projects in a number of areas, including:


  • energy, where the Government’s ambitious plan to electrify the nation by 2030 prompts innovative generation and distribution methods;
  • telecommunications, where the rapid growth of smartphone ownership has reached over 90% of the population in only 5 years;
  • transport, where a rapidly growing passenger and freight transport network has already led to accelerated road degradation and lengthy traffic delays; and
  • water, waste and sanitation, where rapid urbanisation of Myanmar’s metropolitan centres is creating previously unseen challenges.


The current forecast is that there will be a gap between the funding needed for the ambitious infrastructure growth that Myanmar needs, and the combined local and foreign investment that will be available.


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Baker McKenzie


For further information, please contact:


Jo Daniels, Partner, Baker McKenzie

[email protected]



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