What Is In­fra­struc­ture?

Consumer Voice - - Infrastructure Mutual Funds -

In­fra­struc­ture is said to be the tan­gi­ble as­pects such as roads, rail­ways, trans­porta­tion, elec­tric­ity and so on which are in­dis­pen­si­ble to the day-to-day func­tion­ing of an econ­omy. The state of the in­fra­struc­ture is in­stru­men­tal in de­ter­min­ing whether the econ­omy is a de­vel­oped or de­vel­op­ing econ­omy. In­fra­struc­ture as­sets in­clude: toll roads, air­ports, com­mu­ni­ca­tion as­sets such as broad­cast­ing and tele­com tow­ers, ma­te­ri­als-han­dling fa­cil­i­ties such as docks, rail fa­cil­i­ties and other trans­port as­sets, and util­i­ties such as elec­tric­ity, power lines and gas pipe­lines. Com­pa­nies/Sec­tors that are di­rectly con­nected to in­fra­struc­ture in­clude en­ergy, real es­tate, power and met­als. Com­pa­nies/Sec­tors that are in­di­rectly con­nected to in­fra­struc­ture in­clude bank­ing, fi­nance and trans­porta­tion.

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