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What does SOC stand for?

SOC stands for Social Overhead Capital

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Lee, in particular, is expected to seek the Peruvian president's support for South Korean companies looking to participate in Peruvian projects to develop energy, natural resources and social overhead capital.
The government will also revise budget spending plans already submitted to the National Assembly to implement public (construction) projects and drastically increase social overhead capital investment.
The government will also revise budget spending plans already submitted to the National Assembly to implement public (construction) projects and drastically increase social overhead capital investment.
Social overhead capital projects are expected to focus on power generation, ports, industrial complexes, railroads and roads.
The inter-Korean summit talks are scheduled for 12-14 June and are anticipated to spur bilateral cooperation in social overhead capital (SOC) projects such as linking air routes at government and private levels.
New Challenges These features, in interaction with other social and economic conditions, have produced seemingly new challenges of development, such as the dwindling social overhead capital, including a persistent decline in the per-capita consumption of social services, burgeoning poverty, environmental degradation, unmet needs of voluntary family-size regulation, the prospects of substantial Aids mortality, and the emerging phenomenon of aging.
Such social resources are often called social overhead capital and they play a very important role in the processes of resources allocation and income distribution in any contemporary society.