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

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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.

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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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GOVERNMENT-FUNDED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 41% Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, 21% USDA Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants, 19% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, 19% In addition to U.S.
Established by the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014, the WIFIA program is a federal loan and guarantee program at EPA that aims to accelerate investment in the nation's water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects.
In addition to generating economic activity ($220 billion) and jobs (1.3 million) by dosing the water infrastructure investment gap, the report provides other key takeaways:
* Historic and forecast market value by construction activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) across the water infrastructure construction industry for the period 2010 through to 2019.
Participants in the said delegation, to be led by an executive from the US Department of Commerce, are expected to be introduced to the water infrastructure markets in these three countries and meet with government leaders, potential partners, distributors and end users through customized one-on-one meetings and networking events.
In many cases, drinking water infrastructure was reported to be 50- 100 years old.
In less developed nations, gains in water infrastructure equipment demand will be prompted by expansion of water supply services, access to which in many countries remains considerably low.
A combination of population growth, variations in water availability and aging water infrastructure are factors driving the need for significant investments in water infrastructure at the local, regional and national levels.
"Water infrastructure projects on a large scale usually uses surface water (rivers); due to the current water balance that does not meet the requirements of water infrastructure project, the government plans to build small dams and establish integrated program for the districts surrounding the rivers (known as one river - one management - one integrated program).
Now a consultant at a US engineering and infrastructures services company, Doro-on draws on her 2009 PhD dissertation at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and on earlier research papers, to explain how to use quantitative risk assessment to analyze the terror threat against US water infrastructure. Her topics include explosives used against water infrastructure, regulatory policies for protecting water infrastructure, standard risk and vulnerability assessment, cumulative prospect theory and risk acceptability, and strategic intelligence analysis for water infrastructure terrorism prevention.
India, March 14 -- JITF Water Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Jindal ITF, the infrastructure arm of Jindal SAW, has announced to establish a joint venture company with Kobelco Eco-Solutions, the core environmental business of the Kobe Steel Group, Japan, to develop water related business solutions by combining their technical and financial resources.
His comments coincided with the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee's "Joint Declaration to Keep the Water Infrastructure Out of the Cycle of Violence." "The Government of Israel uses water to target some of the most vulnerable and marginalized Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank," said Dr.

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