Malaysia's persistent drive to develop and upgrade its infrastructure has resulted in one of the most well-developed infrastructure among the newly industrializing countries of Asia.

More than 90 percent of Malaysia’s trade is by sea. With the expansion of their economy and trade, seaports have been a key focus of improving infrastructure in Malaysia. Currently, two of the seven international ports have been ranked among the top 20 container ports in the world.

Improving Malaysian highway systems means more efficient transportation of goods. The Asean Rail Express (ARX) has been initiated to become the Trans-Asia Rail Link that will connect Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, and end in Kunming, China.

The government’s 11th Malaysia Plan, highlighted a development goal of transforming Malaysia into a fully developed nation by 2020.