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21 Aug 2017

Stakeholders want FG to adopt PPP for port infrastructure development

Stakeholder in the maritime industry have called on the Federal Government to adopt the public-private partnership (PPP) model for the development of port infrastructure in the country. The stakeholders made this call in Lagos at the second edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, a partnership between SIFAX Group

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china-flag
21 Aug 2017

China to promote private investment

China will take more steps to boost private investment, the state planner said on Friday, as policymakers seek to keep growth steady while reducing the economy’s reliance on state spending. A sharp slowdown in private investment last year forced Beijing to rely more heavily on fiscal spending and investment by

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21 Aug 2017

Manila seeks $771.3-M fresh ADB financing

The Philippines has proposed some $771.3 million worth of projects for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing as of the first semester of 2017. The pipeline included various loan-, technical assistance- and grant-funded projects for infrastructure, finance, education, employment and others. The project with the largest proposed funding is the Secondary

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21 Aug 2017

Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog

India’s young entrepreneurs called for the greater involvement of the private sector and more public-private partnerships (PPP) as part of suggestions to prepare a new policy template for the country. More than 200 of them pitched for leveraging the strength of non-state entities to develop India’s soft power, improve education

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capitol-puerto
17 Aug 2017

Partnerships are paving a new path for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is rapidly becoming the most competitive jurisdiction within the United States. The island is undergoing a steady transformation that involves government right-sizing, reductions in public spending, a trimming of the number of political appointees, and a reformation of permitting processes. The government, led by new Governor Ricardo Rosselló,

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17 Aug 2017

Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project, a public-private partnership to upgrade the 273 km Montevideo — Paso de los Toros route. To be tendered in September, the contract will also include maintenance over a

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forsale
17 Aug 2017

Denver secures $1.8 billion public-private partnership for airport

A redeye Denver city council session led to the approval of a $1.8 billion contract to transform Denver International Airport. The contract, approved just after 1:00 a.m. on Aug. 15, marks Denver’s first major public-private partnership for a city-owned building, the Denver Post reports. The plan, which primarily concerns the

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delhi_metro
17 Aug 2017

Centre approves new Metro policy, focus on PPP in project

With a focus on compact urban development, cost reduction and multi-modal integration, Centre approved a new Metro Policy on Wednesday. The policy opens a window for private investments across a range of metro operations making public private partnership (PPP) component mandatory for availing central assistance for new metro projects. Speaking

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11 Aug 2017

Public-private entities, investors must unite for best airport

There has been a recent flurry of activity by the commonwealth regarding the planned construction and operations for the proposed Western Sydney Airport. The federal budget committed up to $5.3 billion in equity over 10 years to the Western Sydney Airport Corporation. Stage 1 involves a single runway catering up

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11 Aug 2017

Nokia Bell Labs aims to pioneer next-gen 5G platform as a service

Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of the Finnish technology giant, has said it is collaborating with a variety of stakeholders for the next generation of 5G platform as a service (NGPaaS). The collaboration includes industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium sized enterprises, as well as European

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