IFC supports the development of transportation infrastructure in emerging markets through investment and advisory services, including public-private partnerships (PPPs). We provide in-house technical expertise in competitive tenders, engineering, finance, procurement, risk management, as well as social and environmental standards.
We focus on projects that reduce transportation costs, relieve bottlenecks, facilitate international trade, and create jobs through efficiency upgrades and modernization, which are critical for economic development and growth.
Today, goods in India travel by congested road and rail networks, which slows cargo movement, adds to uncertainties, and generally increases the costs of trade logistics. Although carrying bulk goods on waterways is cheaper, more reliable and less polluting than transporting them by road or rail, India has yet to develop this cheaper and greener mode of transportation.