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Infrastructure

A country's fundamental system of transportation, communications, and other aspects of its physical capabilities.

Infrastructure

The basic system that allows a country or economy to function. Examples of infrastructure include roads, train tracks, telephone lines, and so forth. Infrastructure is often, but not always, provided by the government. Infrastructure must meet a certain minimum standard to allow commerce to occur. For example, one is unlikely to drive to the store if the roads are so muddy that they are impassable. Likewise, the more advanced infrastructure is, the more efficiently an economy functions. For example, the existence of a telephone allows an investor to make orders quickly while also performing other tasks.

infrastructure

the investment by central government and local authorities in railways, roads, airports, shipping ports, schools, universities, hospitals, etc.

Infrastructure can play an important facilitating role in improving a country's industrial performance by providing, for example, a good communications network, and a stock of well-educated and trained workers, scientists and technologists.

infrastructure

or

social overhead capital

a nation's roads, railways, housing, hospitals, schools, water supply, etc., accumulated from INVESTMENT, usually by the government or local authorities in previous periods. It also includes intangible items such as an educated/trained labour force created by investment in HUMAN CAPITAL.

Infrastructure plays an important role in improving a country's general living standards and in contributing to a higher rate of ECONOMIC GROWTH.

infrastructure

The basic amenities and services that must be in place for a particular activity or pursuit.The infrastructure in a subdivision would consist of roads;storm sewers;and mechanisms for the transmission of water,waste products,electricity,telecommunications,and possibly natural gas. References to the infrastructure of a community might also include basic services, such as fire and police protection,schools,and libraries.

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President Trumps Rural Infrastructure Program will seek to:
poor rural infrastructure such as inadequate irrigation system, inadequate power supply, poor or limited roads (in other words, poor links between production centers and markets), inadequate growth centers (markets), limited storage, inadequate small-industrial clusters, poor transportation system, poor communication, etc.
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The policy issue brief outlines several recommendations to enhance private sector involvement, including the importance of establishing government/industry partnerships, working to improve the business climate and rural infrastructure in developing countries, and encouraging these countries to devote more resources for overall development to attract private capital.
Among the focuses of the discussion are the public sector enterprises, sources of industrial finance, extent of industrial sickness, tax incentives for industrialization and infrastructure development, industrial relations and labor laws, Indian industry and the World Trade Organization, energy needs and sources, transport infrastructure and services, communications and information technology, special economic zones, and urban and rural infrastructure and services.
51 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF), including Rs 187.
IRL chief executive Seamus Boland added: "These figures show spending on rural infrastructure and local services cannot be cut and highlight the need for investment in infrastructure and training.
lt;p>The law also approved a grant of 1,200,000 Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) for the agreement of financing a pilot project of rural infrastructure based on the local society in high areas signed in June 1, 2009 by Yemen and IFAD.
The Iranian mission is expected to complete some 600 construction projects, including academic, religious and medical centers, bridges, rural infrastructure facilities and power stations, of which some 70 percent are already completed.
What an absolute and utter nonsense for any civilisation of thinking people - the dogmatic refusal by all politicians to see the Post Office network as a public service; the prophets of privatisation hiding who undermine, for example, the railways; the failure to recognise the needs of the elderly; the foolishness of jettisoning an important rural infrastructure, more so at a time of escalating fuel prices, struggling public transport and the overriding need for green solutions.
The AfDB's vice-president for sector operations, Zeinab El-Bakri, speaking at the PRPIM signing ceremony in the presence of Madagascar's finance minister, Haja Nirina Razafinjatovo, said that the project will help improve the living conditions and incomes of the people through improved rural infrastructure as well as food production.
Iran set a target to complete some 600 construction projects, including academic, religious and medical centers, bridges, rural infrastructure facilities.

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