Investment opportunities are accelerating in China and investors have access to more alternatives than ever before. Industry expert, Asil Gezen, President of TERA International Group, Inc. has had front row seat in the development with more than twenty five road, railway, aviation and maritime infrastructure projects in China, Mongolia and Central Asia during the last 9 years.
Gezen’s firm, is a transportation infrastructure consulting firm that makes available, better-quality information to support investment decisions made by governments, multi-national and bilateral agencies and business developers. From feasibility studies that assess the social, environmental, regulatory, financial, economic and engineering aspects of a project, to plans, designs, implementation, and post-project assessments, Gezen's team of international transportation specialists offer practical solutions to local challenges.
Gezen shared his views on private participation in transportation investments during a briefing with Hong Kong-based investors last week: “As commodity and use information improves, businesses are able to better evaluate risks and develop capacities in line with demand.”
Since entering China to work on the US$ 3.2 billion Hefei – Xian railway project in 1999, experts at TERA International Group, Inc. developed tools that characterizes the flows of commodities and people from place to place. Gezen added, “We understand the working environment and opportunities for profitability in transport infrastructure projects.”
During a meeting with investors last week, Asil Gezen commented, “The business of transportation is founded on competition and reliability. A large array of obstacles, from poor roads and lack of standardized equipment to unwieldy customs procedures, curb investor confidence in the system. To solve these problems in a practical way that makes business sense, new approaches in China are gaining traction. The private sector is now able to take on a larger role in financing, constructing, and operating transport systems as high economic growth continues.”