24 Aug 2018

Drastic measures needed for national economic growth: PM

NDO/VNA – The Government’s Economic Advisory Group should work to analyse internal and external difficulties to propose rational mechanisms for the nation’s sustainable economic growth, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Working with the group on August 23, PM Phuc lauded the group for its consultations over the past years,

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24 Aug 2018

University of Illinois engineering professor to lead downtown Chicago innovation center

University of Illinois has tapped one of its own professors to direct its ambitious public-private South Loop innovation center, a massive endeavor aimed at sparking economic development and giving the state’s largest public university a footprint in Chicago. William H. Sanders, who led the department of electrical and computer engineering

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05 Jul 2018

Dominguez: Tax reform, infra buildup to revolutionize PHL eco development

The Duterte administration’s twin pillars for economic inclusion—the comprehensive tax reform program and massive infrastructure buildup under its “Build, Build, Build” initiative—will “produce a revolution” in the country’s economic development and raise per-capita income to the level of high-middle income economies by 2022, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

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03 Jul 2018

Monrovia City Corporation Seeks World Bank’s Technical Assistance to Privatize Wastes Collection

Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has intercepted a communication under the signature of the Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, to the Country Manager of the World Bank in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, seeking Technical Assistance in the area of privatizing sanitation in Monrovia. Though the MCC’s legal framework provides the City Corporation the right

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12 Jun 2018

Water Resources Bill to attract private sector investment, says Minister

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water Resources Bill, when passed into law, would attract private sector investment as against the insinuation by stakeholders that it would hinder domestic and agricultural purposes and squarely empower the federal government to have control. In a statement from

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06 Apr 2018

Public-Private Partnership Deals Worth $357 Billion Scrapped

Local authorities have scrapped 2,334 public-private partnership (PPP) projects with a combined value of 2.25 trillion yuan ($357 billion), according to a company that monitors the ventures, after the Ministry of Finance ordered a crackdown to curb further growth in local government debt. The ministry announced an overhaul of the

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06 Apr 2018

Public-Private Partnership Works Toward California Floating Offshore Wind

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium of companies to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of a floating offshore wind project off the northern California coast. The consortium – Principle Power Inc., EDPR Offshore North America LLC, Aker Solutions Inc., H. T. Harvey &

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02 Apr 2018

Slow Roll-out Planned For Vietnam High-Speed Train

Vietnam is once again talking about a high-speed train linking Hanoi in the north with Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) in the south. However, by the time the North-South express railway is complete very few of today’s lawmakers are likely to be alive to wave off the first train. First mooted

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23 Mar 2018

Tata Power appoints Praveer Sinha as CEO & MD

Tata Power has appointed Praveer Sinha as the firm’s new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from 1st May 2018 to oversee the next phase of expansion of India’s leading energy and infrastructure player. Sinha is currently the CEO & MD of Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL). Tata

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19 Mar 2018

Controversial new airport deal wins international award

Bermuda’s controversial contract to build a new airport terminal has won an international “deal of the year” award. The public-private partnership (PPP) contract was awarded 2017 North American Deal of the Year at a ceremony in New York organised by London-based IJGlobal Magazine, a top specialist publication in project finance

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