Belt and Road
Belt and Road
Belt and Road Initiative
The “Belt and Road” refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a significant development strategy launched by the Chinese government. The intention is to promote economic cooperation among countries along the proposed “One Belt, One Road” routes. SQW with the extensive experience in many countries of the routes, together with its strong economic planning and city regeneration works in the world, is well placed to assist and advise governments and firms to participate to this initiatives and the individual sub-corridors:
• The New Eurasia Land Bridge Economic Corridor
• The China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
• China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
• China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor
• China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
• Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
The aim is to propose for a smart integrated land transport system. The Smart Land Transport system will provide a nationwide quality, rapid, efficient and safe transport service network that can ensure sustainable, equitable and uncongested mobility and connectivity in livable cities to support the long term 2035 development goals.
We were asked by World Bank to assess the impact of current industrial policies on de-concentration of industry from the major conurbations on Java and development of other regions of Indonesia. We focused particularly on the role of industrial estates, export processing zones and similar policy instruments, and made recommendations to increase their impact on regional development.
We were commissioned by the Government of Brunei to undertake a feasibility study of an Agro Technology Park. The Park will help diversify the country's economic base. It will have three main roles: a location for agricultural/horticultural research and its commercialisation; a physical location for development of the Brunei Halal brand – involving the importation, testing, certification to Halal standards, packaging, branding and re-export of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc; and the development and production of products based on the natural flora of Brunei.
SQW was contracted by IFC to support preparation of a support strategy and action plan for the agri0business sector in Bangladesh. The SEDF supports SME growth and has chosen to adopt a sector focused approach, with agri-business being one of the target sectors due to its importance to the economy and potential for productivity and income improvements among SMEs. The support was provided to SEDF staff to develop an action programme drawing on best international practice, but tailored to local needs ad opportunities.