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Evaluating various infrastructures and natural resources present within the India and China (e.g., port facilities, airports, roads, raw materials, telecommunications, industrial zones).

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General Introduction on Infrastructure:

A country's infrastructure can constitute areas like transportation infrastructure consisting of airports, roads, railways, sea ports, Power/ Energy infrastructure such as power plants, telecommunication infrastructure, housing/ industrial infrastructure, etc.

The development of the infrastructure is important to growing economy, primarily, because it provides essential services. But the development of the infrastructure can also do much to stimulate economic growth. The employment generated by major projects in this area creates new markets for manufactured goods. Work on infrastructure projects has a training value; workers are introduced to industrial employment and are, thereby, prepared to work in production industries. Thus, major infrastructure projects assist a developing economy by providing work for the unemployed. New wealth is created in the form of capital goods-one of the greatest needs of a developing country.

Evaluation of infrastructure of India and China:

Airports:

India's airports are unfortunately the first thing a traveler sees, and they are undergoing much needed improvements. To take Delhi's Indira Gandhi airport as an example, the airport currently is built to accommodate 12.5 million passengers a year but must deal with 16.2 million (for comparison, Thailand's Suvarnabhumi airport is built to handle 45 million). The aesthetics of the structure aside (which are poor, with claustrophobically low ceilings in places), the check-in area actually leaks when it rains. A third terminal is being built, however, with 35 million passengers a year capacity and the modern features that international travelers have come to expect. This pattern is true across India, where currently the air facilities are sorely in need to replacement (upgrades to most would not be worthwhile), but also where those replacements are already being built and at a frenzied pace. Currently, India's air infrastructure is overtaxed and an embarrassment to the nation, but by 2010 the new airports will go online and by the mid-2010s, India will have a strong air infrastructure

In China, A wide range of small-, medium- and large-sized airports exist in all provinces. The three major airports for regional and international traffic are Beijing Capital, Guangzhou Beiyun and Shanghai Pudong. Shanghai is currently the only city providing two airports (Hongqiao and Pudong). China's busiest airport is Beijing Capital, with an annual passenger traffic exceeding 40 million, but in expectation to strengthen the country's logistics competitiveness in north-east Asia, it will also host the first airport free-trade zone, whose completion is planed for 2010.

China is set to spend on airport development in the next five years more than it did in the last 15 opening up huge investment opportunities for overseas and domestic investors.

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the industry ...

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Evaluating various infrastructures and natural resources present within the India and China (e.g., port facilities, airports, roads, raw materials, telecommunications, industrial zones).

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