IMF's Director says China's Belt and Road should only go where sustainable

# 26 April 2019 12:26 (UTC +04:00)

China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure program should only go where it is needed and where the debt it generates can be sustained, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday, ONA reports citing Reuters.

In brief remarks to nearly 40 world leaders and other high-ranking officials at China’s second Belt and Road summit in Beijing, Lagarde said the program to build ports, railroads and other trade-enhancing infrastructure was having a positive impact on growth in certain countries but needed to be managed carefully.

She called for a revamped “Belt and Road 2.0” to include increased transparency, an open procurement process with competitive bidding and better risk assessment in project selection.