Infrastructure: China's binge, India's boom

As the US struggles to fund an upgrading of its ageing infrastructure, China and India are ramping up spending to improve roads, bridges, airports and public utilities. The Straits Times' correspondents in Beijing and New Delhi report.

For road-trip junkie Mo Hao Yan, the dramatic improvement to China's road network has been a godsend.

"Ten years ago, I used to drive at least 10,000km every year in search of good scenery to photograph," said the 54-year-old, who is self-employed. "These days, I drive 20,000 to 30,000km a year, but I actually feel safer and more relaxed than before because road conditions have improved so much."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline 'China's binge, India's boom'. Print Edition | Subscribe