05 Jul 2018

VN should be resilient to shifting megatrends: WB

HÀ NỘI —Việt Nam’s economy can be re-defined by focusing on the effective exploitation of four megatrends affecting the country’s sustainable and competitive development. The statement was made by Ousmane Dione, country director of World Bank in Việt Nam, during a conference held on Thursday in Hà Nội, themed ‘Enhancing

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03 Jul 2018

Federal report says Honolulu rail budget short $134M

A report by the Federal Transit Administration said the budget for the Honolulu rail project is still short by $134 million. Jacobs Engineering, which the FTA commissioned as a project management oversight consultant, predicts the 20-mile rail project will cost $8.29 billion, 1.6 percent above the Honolulu Authority for Rapid

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03 Jul 2018

Monrovia City Corporation Seeks World Bank’s Technical Assistance to Privatize Wastes Collection

Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has intercepted a communication under the signature of the Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, to the Country Manager of the World Bank in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, seeking Technical Assistance in the area of privatizing sanitation in Monrovia. Though the MCC’s legal framework provides the City Corporation the right

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03 Jul 2018

Oman looking to the private sector to help raise $15bn for tourism plans by 2020

Oman is aiming to raise $15 billion to invest in its tourism sector by the end of the decade, a top Omani official said adding that the government is hoping that 76 percent of the sum will be generated from the private sector. “We are keen to explore the PPPs

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03 Jul 2018

Stakeholders urge private sector involvement in tackling infrastructural deficits

Stakeholders have canvassed the need for private sectors at states level to invest in infrastructure, without necessarily depending on the government. At a one-day International Project Finance Association (IPFA) event titled ‘Private Investment in Infrastructure: The States as Enablers’, in Lagos during the weekend, stakeholders said when that is done,

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12 Jun 2018

Water Resources Bill to attract private sector investment, says Minister

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water Resources Bill, when passed into law, would attract private sector investment as against the insinuation by stakeholders that it would hinder domestic and agricultural purposes and squarely empower the federal government to have control. In a statement from

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12 Jun 2018

EBRD shows interest in financing Belgrade airport’s expansion

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is interested in providing financing for the expansion of Serbia’s Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport, EBRD vice president Alain Pilloux said. “The Nikola Tesla airport is a public-private partnership. There is a private sector company and there is also a link with the state

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01 Jun 2018

Kenya Airways could merge with the Kenya Airports Authority

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), may soon be merging with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) as part of a recovery plan for the struggling airline. The strategy aims to deepen KQ’s recovery and reposition Nairobi as a transport hub for the region. The plan is outlined in a policy

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30 May 2018

El Paso’s Public-Private Partnership: An Exemplar, or Another Cautionary Tale in the Making?

Imagine that your nonprofit has tied itself irrevocably into a collaboration, but the partner on the other side is organized to turn over its top leadership and allegiances every four years or so. That’s the situation for a lot of locally supported cultural organizations; years down the line, contemporary administrations

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28 May 2018

Romanian Govt. adopts list of projects to be implemented in public-private partnership

The Romanian Government adopted on Thursday, May 24, a list of strategic partnerships to be carried out in public-private partnership. The list includes three highways and a large medical complex near Bucharest. The three highways to be built in partnership with private investors are the Ploiesti-Comarnic-Brasov highway, the Targu Mures-Targu

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