With the ever-increasing focus on infrastructure planning, funding and delivery, infrastructure bodies across Asia are playing a vital role in shaping and influencing the future of many countries. No wonder infrastructure bodies in different countries are coming together with industry and government leaders to discuss important issues facing the sector. After all, this is a step in the right direction for them to reach a common goal.

However, nations risk ending up with projects that fail to solve the problems they need them to as a result of poor planning. So why is good infrastructure planning important in the first place? Keep reading to find out more.


This is by far one of the most critical elements of good planning. Some people tend to think good infrastructure planning simply means certainty. Actually, this is far from the truth with the opposite being true. With infrastructure planning, decision-makers get room to move while at the same time encouraging them to be more responsive in change.

For things to turn out how they expect,the need to harness new information and new technology to get the best outcomes. Keep in mind no one has the right answer when it comes to infrastructure planning and the ‘right’ answer can change over time. Fortunately, this is something nations in Asia do not have to worry about as long as their infrastructure planning is flexible enough.

Being Open

It is without a doubt that secrecy tarnishes good decision-making. Things are not any different when it comes to infrastructure planning since openness is something nations cannot risk skimping on. After all stakeholders and communities crave quick access to information.

For this reason, making information available goes a long way in building understanding of the issues and opportunities. Better, it provides a platform for genuine and honest consultation. This is exactly what is needed to complete every infrastructure project started by a country.

Final Thoughts

Good infrastructure planning is vital to the success of any project undertaken by the government. To have a smooth ride, there must be robust discussion regarding the opportunities and challenges of different infrastructure initiatives. However, this may hold politicians accountable to account while also building community trust in how decisions touching on infrastructure are made. All in all, good infrastructure planning is about developing the best initiatives for the best decisions. And this is something everyone agrees on.