19 Sep 2018

3 Tips for Successful Public-Private Partnerships in Healthcare

While not a new concept, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are being used far more frequently in the healthcare community. Given the increasingly complex nature of the healthcare ecosystem, it’s this collaboration-centric way of thinking and multi-stakeholder approach that’s needed if we hope to address some of our largest healthcare issues (think

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19 Sep 2018

Council proposes public/private partnership to own, operate county airport

The Business Council of Westchester unveiled a proposal Tuesday to form a public-private partnership that would own and operate the Westchester County Airport. The council says its proposal is somewhat different than that of former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino because it still wants to privatize the airport, but also

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18 Sep 2018

Funding oil, other infrastructure through Public-Private Partnership – Chairman, Strides Group

Moritz Abazie is the Chairman of Strides Group, the owners of Strides Energy & Maritime Limited. In this interview with Cynthia Alo, he speaks on a wide range of issues, including the ways and means of funding infrastructural development. As I have always stated, development economists will always attest to

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17 Sep 2018

Govt should learn from execution strategy of public private partnership projects

By Dr. Kenneth Ssemwogerere: The social media has been of recent awash with the Press statement containing the Cabinet decisions taken during a meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at which there was approval of the recommendations to implement the rationalisation of Agencies, Commissions and Authorities. It revealed agencies to

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14 Sep 2018

Public-private partnerships offer more than sharing project risks

One of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. Franklin understood the exercise of planning is as important as execution, for it is within the planning stages that we discover the flaws in our ideas. This is why governments at

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14 Sep 2018

Local contractors win US$1.4 billion highway modernisation P3 in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that the Oakland Corridor Partners team is the preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain a segment of the Interstate Highway 75 (I-75). The final cost of the project is currently estimated at US$1.4 billion. The project consists of rebuilding more

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13 Sep 2018

UMass pursues public-private partnership on student housing

New student housing with up to 1,000 beds in a development to be constructed on Massachusetts Avenue may take shape under the first public-private partnership at the University of Massachusetts campus. The Committee on Administration and Finance of the UMass board of trustees Wednesday voted to move forward with a

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12 Sep 2018

Faridabad To Get Ultra-Modern Bus Terminal In 2 Years

An ultra-modern bus terminal will be developed on a Public Private Partnership basis at NIT, Faridabad, which would be first such bus terminal in Haryana, according to an official release. The bus terminal will be developed within two years, the release said. The Haryana government signed a concession agreement for

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11 Sep 2018

Public-private partnership means Ottawa’s LRT delays happen in a black box

The deal with the Rideau Transit Group, a consortium of tunnelling, building, track and train companies, was supposed to be a good deal because RTG had the know-how and flexibility to adapt if things went wrong, and powerful financial incentives to stick to schedules. The deal Ottawa struck to get

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10 Sep 2018

Public Private Partnership (PPP) failing pre-schoolers

With loads of complaints from parents and other critics, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that it has yet to finalize contracts and payments with private schools to facilitate the overflow of public school system pre-school registrants, prompting one parent to say that the PPP is failing the toddlers. Couple of

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