Tour highlights the importance of a clear vision and well-communicated long-term infrastructure plans.

Each year, New Zealand's peak infrastructure body Infrastructure New Zealand leads a delegation of senior public and private sector leaders overseas to explore new ideas and approaches to delivering infrastructure.

This year, the delegation travelled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai to investigate road pricing, integrated transport and urban development, new cities development, and national, regional and city planning. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones travelled as part of the delegation for the first week.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) New Zealand helped to co-ordinate the

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