The United Kingdom created an independent group, U.K. Infrastructure, to track, coordinate and promote infrastructure investment in the country. It announced its latest plan last week:
A new national infrastructure plan containing information on over £375 billion [$616 billion] of planned public and private sector infrastructure investment has been announced by the government.
The plan sets out investment for energy, transport, flood defense, waste, water and communications infrastructure up to 2030 and beyond.
This is a good approach. By collecting and promoting this data for both private and public projects, the value of the nation’s hard assets is highlighted.
The future infrastructure pipeline, which only includes projects and programs worth over £50 million, shows that planned investment in infrastructure has increased to over £375 billion from £309 billion last year. Of the 646 projects and programs in the updated pipeline, 291 are already under construction.