19 Mar 2015

Egypt considering new PPPs

Egypt’s Housing Minister has confirmed that the country is currently in discussions with a number of Gulf developers to develop new PPP projects.   Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the planned projects would cover areas such as housing, commercial and administrative projects.   He added that the Egyptian ministry's share in

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18 Mar 2015

EU sets out infra plans

The European Commission has published nine new studies on the infrastructure and development needs for the Trans European Transport Network.   The studies cover the period until 2030 and identified infrastructure development needs, which represent approximately €700bn of financial investment until 2030.  Optimising the use of infrastructure along the corridors

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18 Mar 2015

Indonesia eyeing airport PPPs

The government of Indonesia is planning to develop 10 airports under a PPP model.   Included within the plans is the development of the Bandar Lampung Radin Inten II, Bengkulu Fatmawati Soekarno, Jayapura Sentani, Komodo and Matahora airports, which could be tendered to the private sector next year.   In

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18 Mar 2015

Navi Mumbai airport RFQs approved today

The Navi Mumbai airport PPP has taken a huge step forward with the request for proposals (RFQ) documents set to be approved by the civil aviation ministry today.   The 2,268 acres scheme for a new 10 million passenger airport has been plagued with land and planning disputes since it

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18 Mar 2015

Transport and energy key to Kenyan programme

Transport and energy PPP projects will be vital if the Kenyan government’s ambitious pipeline is to succeed, it has been claimed.   Mark Smith, lead engagement partner for Deloitte Kenya, said that while the government’s plans to deliver around 60 PPP deals are achievable, it will be the ones in

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13 Mar 2015

Tanzania tenders port PPP

Tanzania Ports Authority is procuring the construction of an oil terminal jetty in Dar es Salaam through a PPP.   The Tanzania Ports Authority seeks expression of interest (EoI) for the design, build and finance of a New Oil Terminal Jetty at Kigamboni in Dar es Salaam Port.   This

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13 Mar 2015

Winner for Uganda refinery

The Government of Uganda has awarded the oil refinery PPP to a Russian consortium.   The Russian consortium led by RT Global Resources won the tender for the construction of a refinery in Uganda.   RT Global Resources is a subsidiary of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, whose other divisions include

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13 Mar 2015

The Hopeful Continent

The growing power market has awoken investors to possibilities for PPPs in Africa. James Kenny investigates     More than a decade ago The Economist christened Africa “the hopeless continent”, stating its prospects for growth and change were unattainable. In 2014 the tide has turned with the same publication lauding

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13 Mar 2015

Board named for Ghana fund

Ghana’s Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) has moved a step closer to reality with a nine-member board being named to the fund.   John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, has named the board that will advise the government on viable future infrastructure projects and investments such as special purpose vehicles, joint

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12 Mar 2015

Siemens finances new hospital in Turkey’s healthcare public-private partnership project

  € 540 million total investment in Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus € 433 million debt facility provided by Siemens Financial Services and eight financing partners Landmark project is first internationally financed healthcare public-private partnership (PPP) to reach financial close in Turkey   The Financial Services Division of Siemens (SFS) and

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