In its first stage, the Infralatam website is offering data on 15 Latin American countries for the period from 2008 to 2013. The resource plans to record annual figures and include public- and private-sector investment aimed at acquiring economic infrastructure assets such as water and sanitation, defense against flooding, energy, irrigation, telecommunications and transportation. The project proposes to issue annual updates of the figures, as well as expand coverage to include additional countries. The information is expected to be of use to entities responsible for public policy and planning in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as public, private and international participants such as investors, scholars, builders, equipment suppliers and civil-society organizations.
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