Plans include investments in healthcare © MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP via Getty Images
Plans include investments in healthcare © MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP via Getty Images

Which four sectors are set to benefit from China's new Silk Road?

16 February 2021

Social infrastructure, logistics, smart city projects and transportation are set to receive most investment under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Middle East, a survey has found.

The survey – of 500 senior executives, including 75 based in the MENA region or working predominantly working on BRI projects there – found 44% of MENA respondents planned to target social infrastructure (hospitals and healthcare), followed by logistics (41%), smart city projects (37%), and transportation (35%). 

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