Infrastructure means the physical system of the any business or country like transportation, communication, IT, electricity services etc. which is vital for a country’s economic development even though it require huge investment.
The infrastructure construction is the key development area for any nation. Netherlands being the top economic developed nation in Europe do have the good infrastructure policies but still new policies are framing to turn good into best.
Ken Research, in its just published report “Infrastructure Construction in the Netherlands to 2020: Market Forecast” states the current position of infrastructure in Netherlands and the forecast to2020 for the same –providing all the vital facts in this context.
The Dutch ministry of infrastructure and environment forms the policies for the infrastructure development. Basically it comprises of three sections:
- Making policies
- Implementation of policies.
- Timely inspection of policies formed.
The continuous policies are formed for the development in the areas of mobility, water management, aviation and maritime affairs, spatial planning and the environment.
The following authorities are delegated with the responsibilities of policies implementation:
- Directorate – general for mobility and transport.
- Directorate –general for spatial development and water affairs.
- Directorate –general for the environment and international affairs.
Netherlands economy is highly dependent on transport and logistics which should be easily accessible to all works on two goals- 1.) Reliable travel times, 2.) Better accessibility. The responsibility of building highways, waterways, water system give rise to some social environment concerns. The environment is the prime factor which will decide the further divisions for the infrastructure.
The key agendas for the ministry of infrastructure and environment are:
- Strategic planning.
Infrastructure need to adapt in the dynamic environment. Due to the change in the lifestyle of the people of the country the infrastructure also need to modify in the best possible way which drives to the INNOVATION. Netherlands innovate with the help of partners from public, industries and research with the goal of achieving high infrastructure quality with low cost.
Due to innovation, the national transport infrastructure is showing great performance while actually reducing the cost by 30%, which will help in future. For innovation, strategic planning need to be done keeping in mind all the factors right from environmental issues , social concerns like population, demand of people.
The recovery in the infrastructure construction for Netherlands started in 2015 but it’s a one sided recovery. The competition in infrastructure segment is quite fierce. More allocation of funds is required in infrastructure construction without trimming the budget.
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