Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, is calling on the U.S. to spend $500bn to rebuild the nation, and is looking to help other countries.
The president-elect said Tuesday in an interview with The Wall St Journal that he is in the final stages of a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would focus on building roads, bridges, airports, ports, railways and other infrastructure.
The president-Elect is also asking Congress to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas, a project that has been dogged by delays and opposition from environmentalists.
Trump is also seeking $1.5 trillion in additional spending to help the nation rebuild its roads, including $1 billion for highway safety and $1bn for building new bridges, according to the Journal.
While Trump has yet to outline a specific spending plan, he has signaled he may look to cut taxes and cut regulations.
Republicans in Congress have been pushing to reduce the deficit by cutting taxes and reducing regulations.
Trump has been less vocal about spending and tax cuts, and has proposed a $10 trillion tax cut for corporations.
He also wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.