02 Oct 2018

Finance Ministry To Adopt New And Clean Public-Private-Partnership Model

To ensure that government projects are awarded to contractors who deliver the best outcomes, the Finance Ministry will introduce a new and clean public-private partnership (PPP), which incorporates open tenders. “This new open tender PPP the federal government will be anchored on the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability and

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02 Oct 2018

Indonesia to tender US$200 million airport PPP this month

The Airport Director of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation has publicly stated that the Ministry intends to launch a tender for the expansion and operation of Komodo Airport, located in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, this month. The project is thought to require a total investment of IDR3 trillion (~US$200

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02 Oct 2018

Speakers Urge On Public-private Partnership For Tourism Promotion In The Country

Speakers in Islamabad here on Monday have urged that public-private partnership must for the promotion tourism industry across the country as every year two million domestic and foreign tourists visit into the different places of the country. Talking at ptv news, they have appreciated that first time in the history

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02 Oct 2018

HART seeks public-private partnership for Honolulu rail project

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and city and county of Honolulu late last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a public-private partnership (P3) to help finish the area’s planned 20-mile transit-rail system. The chosen bidder would complete the City Center guideway and stations, as well as

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01 Oct 2018

US$3 billion Canada-USA bridge PPP reaches financial close

Bridging North America (BNA), a consortium comprised of Fluor, Aecon and ACS Group, through its affiliates ACS Infrastructure (Iridium) and Dragados, has closed financing for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, valued at over CAD3.8 billion (US$2.94 billion). The project involves the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of new

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01 Oct 2018

You call that a ‘partnership’? 4th ‘P’ in broadband deal is pain.

In one of state government’s first big public-private partnerships — former Gov. Steve Beshear’s laudable but fumbled effort to bring high-speed internet to all of Kentucky — the public was — how should we put this? — fleeced, rolled and taken to the cleaners by its private partners. That’s been

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01 Oct 2018

Guan Eng: Public-private partnership to continue, through open tender from now

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will not cancel all directly negotiated public-private partnership (PPP) projects undertaken by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. However, he said future PPP projects will be undertaken on a “new and clean model” of open tenders, in line

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28 Sep 2018

Ghana Ambassador to Liberia Calls for Public Private Partnership In Tourism Sector

The Ghanaian Ambassador made the remark when the government of Liberia joined other countries around the World in commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Day on September 27, 2018. The event was held at the historic Providence Island and the theme for this year’s

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28 Sep 2018

New “More MARTA” plan involves public-private partnerships, possibly other funds

After weeks of wrangling and lobbying among the supporters of different projects, a revised MARTA expansion proposal now includes more light rail than originally envisioned. It leans on other sources of money besides a sales tax to complete those big-dollar projects. The new spending plan would still put a zigzag

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28 Sep 2018

Honolulu rail board approves ‘public-private partnership’ plan for project’s last segment

The Honolulu rail authority today officially approved plans to use a “public-private partnership” approach to develop the last segment of the 20-mile Honolulu rail line and the planned Pearl Highlands Transit Center, which together are expected to cost about $1.4 billion to build. The so-called “P3” plan calls for the

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