India Invited to Join the Blue Dot Network

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  • October 24, 2020
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India Invited to Join the Blue Dot Network

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International relations

In news

  • A group of the US Senators has asked India to join the Blue Dot Network (BDN) in a letter. 

Important value additions

Blue Dot Network

  • The BDN was announced in 2019 at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. 
  • It is led by the USA along with Japan and Australia.
  • It is a multi-stakeholder initiative to bring together governments, the private sector and civil society to promote high-quality, trusted standards for global infrastructure development.
  • It is expected to serve as a globally recognized evaluation and certification system for roads, ports and bridges with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region.
  • It does not offer public funds or loans for the project.
  • Blue Dot certification shall serve as a globally recognized seal of approval for major infrastructure projects. 

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