New Zealand will address the potential bottlenecks in road sector, to ensure the country’s readiness to avoid any crises in the next five years, the country’s finance minister Bill English said.

On 2 March, Bill English released the National Infrastructure Plan, which assesses the nation’s roads, railway system, power grids and communications networks, and outlines government priorities for the future.

The government will invest nearly NZ$6bn ($4bn) a year in infrastructure, which will include seven key road projects.

Over the next three years $2.8bn in 2009-10 and $8.7bn will be invested in the transportation and road sector.

In the 2009-12 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), released in August 2009, the government allocated an investment of nearly $7bn in key infrastructure related projects.