The Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2011–2016 called for real gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by an average of 7%–8% per year; for investments to reach 22% of GDP by 2016, compared to 19.7% during 2011–2013; and for extreme poverty to decline to 17% by 2016 from 33% in 1991. However, years of underinvestment in infrastructure had put the Philippines at a competitive disadvantage compar
Uzbekistan is a double landlocked country; however, with three Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridors crossing its territory, it is a key transit country for trade in Central Asia. Roads and railways are the dominant modes of transport, with railways vital for the bulk haul of minerals and freight, and intercity passenger services in urban areas.
Altay is the northernmost area in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), northwest of the People’s Republic of China, close to Central Asia. The area suffers from a very harsh climate, with subzero temperatures between October and March, annual precipitation of about 180 millimeters, and a high evaporation rate of about 2,000 millimeters.
Known for its large tea and petroleum industries, Assam has the largest economy in the northeastern region of India. However, the state has lagged behind the rest of India in terms of growth and investment climate, and its economic activities have been significantly constrained by inadequate power supply and limited access to electricity.
The Yancheng coastal wetlands of Jiangsu province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is considered the world’s largest intertidal wetland system. They are in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway, with 415 recorded bird species, of which 29 are in the International Union of Conservation Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species.