10 May 2018

Revised DPR for Surat metro rail project to be approved this month-endsoon

The revised detailed project report (DPR) of Surat metro rail is likely to be approved by the local authorities by this month-end. The revised DPR proposes setting up of four elevated stations of the total 38 rail stations on public private partnership (PPP) mode at a cost of Rs 111.88

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28 Mar 2018

ETHIOPIA INTRODUCES A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LAW

Ethiopia has recently enacted a new Proclamation facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPP), recognising that the private sector is essential to support the country’s economic growth and improve the quality of public services, particularly in infrastructure. This note summarises the Proclamation’s key provisions. PURPOSE AND SCOPE The Proclamation sets out the

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26 Mar 2018

LAM – Mozambique Airlines and Fastjet Sign Partnership

LAM Mozambique Airlines and fastjet entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore long-term commercial cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in LAM headquarter in Maputo. The intent of the memorandum includes wide-ranging areas of cooperation expected to significantly enhance commercial aviation in the country. The memorandum covers code-share and interline agreements

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14 Mar 2018

MMRDA to adopt PPP model initially for operation, maintenance of Metro corridors

We are open to the idea of involving private players in O&M and the strategy is being finalised in consultation with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. We propose to involve a private party, at least to begin with for a few years: U P S Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA As

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14 Mar 2018

Delhi Metro proposes inviting private partners to run trains in Phase 4

The Phase 4 project has been pending approval for nearly three years, with the files seemingly stuck with the Delhi government. With Phase 4 of the Delhi Metro facing delays due to a tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over funding, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has

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14 Mar 2018

Jamaica Considering Public-Private Partnerships for Delivery of Healthcare

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Government is exploring public-private partnership models to assist in the delivery of quality, affordable public health services. “We believe that in the years to come, more of that partnership will have to be the norm rather than the exception if we are to

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12 Mar 2018

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets seeks its own train station

Missing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s surprising declaration that the state is going to build a train station at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets was this critical footnote: The station that the outlet mecca envisions would be for the exclusive use of its customers and employees. Exactly how this would work, who

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07 Mar 2018

Government to review feasibility of Light Metro

A three-member committee of senior IAS officers will review the feasibility of the Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode in the wake of the ‘reworked’ Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation as per the Metro Rail Policy-2017. Principal Secretary, Finance, Manoj Joshi, Principal Secretary, Transport,

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28 Feb 2018

EEC aims to rake in Bt508 bn from tourists

PLANS have been drawn up for the provinces in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to welcome more than 46 million tourists who are expected to generate Bt508 billion in income by 2021. The tourism development initiative for the EEC will be backed by Bt31 billion in investment. Kalin Sarasin, chairman

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28 Feb 2018

Municipal bonds may help India get close to its 40 GW rooftop solar target

Although the development of rooftop solar is not progressing in India as planned by the government, a group of international experts is suggesting to use municipal financing to raise debt availability, and to reduce PV system costs. Although India’s target for the development of 40 GW rooftop PV, is likely

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