01 Feb 2019

Gadkari for privatisation of public transport

Making a strong pitch for privatisation of public transport system, especially buses, in Indian cities, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that state governments need to accept that they cannot run the system effectively and efficiently, and should adopt the London model of public-private partnership. He

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01 Feb 2019

Public-Private Partnerships Value Effectiveness, Not Just Efficiency

Political showboating abounded on the Hill amid a government shutdown with the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr. Despite having served in the same position from 1991-1993 under President George H.W. Bush, Barr finds himself subject to left-field questions from the fringes. A particular line of questioning from

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31 Jan 2019

Executive Order 007 will deepen private sector participation – Economist

Mr Emmanuel Eze, the Chief Executive Officer, Perfectac Investment Trust, on Thursday commended the Federal Government for its initiative on Executive Order 007 on the road infrastructure. The executive order allows private sector operators to build roads and be paid by government through tax compensation. Eze said the new executive

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31 Jan 2019

NC’s economic development partnership is falling short, report says

The state’s economic development public-private partnership is failing to communicate and coordinate its work with the N.C. Department of Commerce, and it’s falling short in raising money, according to a scathing legislative report presented Tuesday. The legislature’s nonpartisan Program Evaluation Division was charged with a detailed review of the Economic

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31 Jan 2019

Public-Private Partnership plans gain momentum: Qatar Chamber

The State of Qatar is committed to implementing all plans of public-private partnership (PPP), and the private sector is playing a vital role in accomplishing goals of Qatar National Vision 2030, said Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar (pictured), First Vice-Chairman of Qatar Chamber (QC), country’s largest private industry representative body,

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30 Jan 2019

Fiera Infrastructure and EllisDon Capital announce the establishment of a long-term partnership for Public-Private Partnerships

Fiera Infrastructure, an affiliate of Fiera Capital Corporation, has entered into a long-term partnership with EllisDon Capital, an affiliate of EllisDon Inc, a Canadian Public-Private Partnership (PPP) developer, constructor, and facilities service provider. The newly formed Partnership will acquire EllisDon’s interest in its existing portfolio of PPP projects and have

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30 Jan 2019

Quality on mind, UT Admn mulls running govt schools on PPP mode

On the lines of the primary health care, the UT Administration is also considering handing over some government schools to top private school managements on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. Sources said the proposal would be discussed at a meeting of the Administrator’s Advisory Council, scheduled for February 14. The

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30 Jan 2019

College-prep network shows public-private partnerships work

One-hundred percent high school graduation rate and 100 percent college acceptance rate. These statistics may sound like a dream for any school, but they are the resounding success rate that Young Women’s Preparatory Network has achieved. These kinds of results are possible for public schools — especially those whose student

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28 Jan 2019

Ghana shortlists six for Eastern Railway public–private partnership

Six companies have been shortlisted for Ghana’s 330km Eastern Rail project, a build–operate–transfer scheme that will link the capital of Accra with the second city of Kumasi, with a branch line from Achimota to the newly developed port of Tema. This news was given by Richard Diedong Dombo, the chief

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25 Jan 2019

‘Not enough done to promote heritage tourism’

Despite World Heritage City (WHC) status drawing tourists here, walking through the myriad bylanes in the walled city of Ahmedabad means side-stepping every minute to keep your shoes from getting soiled. Garbage, flowing waste water or cow dung, prove the bane for many tourists who come here. Tourism and heritage

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