06 Dec 2017

Chinese companies bid to grab deal for Clark Int’l Airport expansion

Seven groups, including large Chinese companies, have submitted offers to design and build a passenger terminal that would triple existing capacity in Clark International Airport, which is being positioned as an alternative to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Clark International Airport, formerly known as the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, is

04 Dec 2017

Zamora to tap China firms for $1.5-B LRT 4 proposal

Businessman Salvador B. Zamora II is in talks with Chinese groups for a plan to build and operate the $1.5-billion Light Rail Transit Line 4 (LRT 4) in Metro Manila. In a recent interview, Zamora said he was open to multiple partners, and that there were ongoing discussions with a

21 Nov 2017

M3 firm posts €315k a week operating profits

The operators of the M3 Motorway toll generated over €315,000 per week in operating profits last year, writes Gordon Deegan. Figures for Eurolink Motorway Operation M3 Ltd show it made the €16.4m in annual operating profits as revenues fell by 5% to €22m. The fall in revenues came despite traffic

20 Nov 2017

China to offer financing help, subsidies to boost private investment in manufacturing

China is pushing for private firms to go global and invest in overseas infrastructure projects such as high-speed trains and solar energy products. China issued guidelines on Monday aimed at boosting private investment in manufacturing, including stepping up fiscal support and “innovative financing” for private firms to gear towards greener

14 Nov 2017

Nigeria joins league of PPP global best practices

Fifty-five officials from the public and private sector organizations in Nigeria have been trained on international standards and best practices in public private partnership projects. The PPP professionals are now as qualified as their counterparts in 64 other countries across the world who have obtained the coveted Certified Public-Private Professional

03 Nov 2017

Govt mulls PPP push for suburban railway

The state government on Thursday proposed public-private partnership (PPP) for the implementation of suburban railway project with the Centre’s latest policy limiting the cost sharing by Delhi to 20%. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George held a meeting with Neeti Ayog member V K Saraswat and the Railway officials on

31 Oct 2017

Industry launches four-point rail boost plan

The first commitment will be to strengthen the railway’s contribution to the economy, keeping running costs down and freeing up taxpayers’ money. Apart from strengthening the railway’s contribution to the economy, the other three commitments are to increase customer satisfaction, boost local communities through local decisions and investment, and the

17 Oct 2017

Fundamentals of PPP Training to be held in Istanbul by PPP Exoerts

Course Overview: Public-Private Partnerships are a form of public procurement. The choice to use such contracts is first and foremost made by the public sector which remains the ultimate guarantor of public service delivery. This choice is underpinned by a number of theoretical mechanisms and premises about the behaviour of

12 Oct 2017

Dubai Economy Signs Partnership With VFS Global to Provide Business Registration Services Worldwide

Dubai Economy has signed an agreement with VFS Global, a world-leading Visa processing and Identity and Citizen Services specialist with presence across 129 countries, to extend varied e-services relating to business registration and licensing in Dubai. Investors can avail of varied Business Registration and Licensing services, including those related to

12 Oct 2017

PPP inked for centralised fire alarms in 150,000 UAE buildings

The UAE has unveiled a smart monitoring and response system that will see the installation of centralised fire alarms in 150,000 buildings around the country. Injazat Data Systems and the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) – represented by the Civil Defence Headquarters – unveiled Hassantuk, a smart monitoring, alert, and