05 Dec 2018

Thanjavur: Healthy public-private partnership in removing fallen trees in delta

Removal of fallen trees due to ‘Gaja’ cyclone is going on a war footing in Thanjavur district now. Immediate challenge faced by coconut farmers after the cyclone was how to remove several lakh trees that were uprooted by the cyclone. Supply of power saws by agriculture engineering department and roping

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05 Dec 2018

PGA of America relocating headquarters to Frisco as part of innovative public-private partnership

The PGA of America is moving its headquarters from Palm Beach County, Florida to Frisco, Texas, the ‘2018 Best Place to Live in America,’* where it will anchor a 600-acre, mixed-use development with an initial investment worth more than half a billion dollars. Today’s announcement follows votes by the Frisco

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05 Dec 2018

MySay: Public-private partnership fad fails

After the failure and abuses of privatisation and contracting-out services in the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state or government. Earlier promoters of privatisation have taken a step backwards, only to take two more forward to instead promote public-private partnerships (PPPs). PPPs are essentially

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04 Dec 2018

Public-Private partnership needed in the horticulture sector – Minister

Mr George Oduro, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, has called for a Public-Private Partnership to improve on the horticulture sector in the country. Mr Oduro, who was speaking at the Hortifresh Business Platform Meeting in Accra, said the partnership would sustain and increase the gains made over the

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04 Dec 2018

Public Private Partnership: Oando, NAOC JV boost agriculture in Niger Delta

“Unless Africa uses modern technologies, our farmers output will remain low and we will remain dependent on others to feed us.” These were the words of Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, underscoring the importance and potential of the agricultural sector in sustaining the people and the

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03 Dec 2018

Public-Private Partnership Board approves innovative bridge plan

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board recently approved a bridge bundling Adjusted Bid, Design-Build proposal to reconstruct 15 bridges along two interstates in Luzerne County. An Adjusted Bid-Design Build allows the designer and contractor to collaborate closely. It also allows the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to put greater consideration

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03 Dec 2018

STRONGER PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP REQUIRED TO DRIVE INDUSTRY 4.0 IN MALAYSIA

IDC believes that the 2019 Malaysia National Budget recently announced by Lim Guan Eng, the Finance Minister of Malaysia was an important incremental step in achieving Malaysia’s vision to become a fully connected digital economy. The recent budget focused on the Industry 4.0 blueprint, titled “Industry4WRD”, which aims to make

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30 Nov 2018

Public-private partnership formed to redevelop Champaign’s Bristol Place neighborhood

After years of waiting and negotiating, redevelopment of north Champaign’s Bristol Place is on the horizon, with tenants scheduled to be accepted to the affordable-housing neighborhood in the first part of 2020. “It feels like it’s finally coming to life,” Champaign Neighborhood Program Manager Jennifer Carlson said after a deal

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30 Nov 2018

Why fix up Newman Square’s Clifford Park? For our children.

Everyone in Boston should drive down Massachusetts Ave, past Albany Street and the Boston Medical Center and into Newmarket Square. That is where you will find Clifford Park, sitting directly across from Victoria’s Diner in Roxbury. While Boston is booming, our children in Newmarket Square in Roxbury confront the symptoms

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30 Nov 2018

Nigeria: Public-Private Partnership As Panacea to Dwindling Tertiary Education Funding

If education is expensive, lack of it can be disastrous. However, if the government continues to pay lip-service to proper funding of the sector, particularly tertiary education, it is time for school administrators to become inventive and depend less on handouts or bailouts as Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, writes

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