INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT Malaysia has come in at 2nd place in in the region Arcadis Global Infrastructure Investment Index, the only other Asian country in the top ten after Singapore. In the same survey, Malaysia also ranks 7th globally, ahead of USA, UK and Australia. The Index ranks 41 countries by their attractiveness to investors in infrastructure. According to Richard Warburton, Head of Infrastructure, Asia, infrastructure is the backbone of a country and a catalyst for its long-term economic development. With Malaysia’s average annual population growth rate of 1.4%, investment in new infrastructure will be imperative. Combined with its goal of achieving a high-income nation status by 2020, plans are already underway for developing specific cities and urban clusters under Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.