Public investment in Belgian infrastructure has continued to fall over the last 30 years, according to a study by the Belgian Business Federation. L’Echo reported on this story on Saturday. For the period 2010-2013, Belgium was actually bottom in Europe, with just 0.6% of the GDP injected into infrastructure.
In total, the Belgian public investment represents 2.4% of the GDP for the period 2010-2013, around 9 billion euros. 42% of this was attributed to public services (the highest in Europe), 27% to infrastructure, 17% to housing and 14% to hospitals and schools.
To highlight the lack of finance for infrastructure, the BBF is calling for an overview of mobility needs, simpler authorisation procedures and more public-private partnerships.