Islamabad: According to the annual report on the Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index (2021), the report included 71 countries, including 63 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries and eight Portuguese-speaking countries.
Southeast Asia was rated first among the Seven Regions, with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam earning the top four spots. As previous year, the area of Central and Eastern Europe was at the bottom of the list.
Countries along the Belt and Road have been promoting the new energy and optimizing the energy mix, and several financial institutions have announced that they would stop financing fossil energy projects and enhance support for new energy projects instead.
The BRI Development Index is a composite index reflecting the environment, demand, heat and cost of the infrastructure development in BRI countries.