Blue Dot Network

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News:India may join the US-led Blue Dot Network(BDN) during the US President’s visit to India.

Facts:

About Blue Dot Network:

  • The Blue Dot Network initiative was announced at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok,Thailand in 2019.
  • It is a US led initiative jointly launched by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation(JBIC). 
  • The aim of this initiative is to bring governments, private sectors and civil societies for promoting high-quality global infrastructure development in an open and inclusive framework.
  • The network will serve as a globally recognised evaluation and certification system for roads, ports and bridges with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region.