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

11 Oct 2017

Oman plans $2b projects in public-private partnership

Around 11 public-private partnership projects valued at $2 billion are in different stages of planning and execution in Oman, according to a new research from MEED. The Sultanate and Qatar are also planning to launch public-private-partnership (PPP) legislations in the second half of 2017. The Middle East & North Africa

03 Oct 2017

Divestment of NMIA seen as excellent example of public-private partnership

Divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is being touted as an excellent example of an innovative approach to developing, promoting and executing infrastructural projects with private-sector participation. This is according to Counsellor and Head of Development Cooperation, Canadian High Commission, and Representative, Global Affairs, Canada, Walter Bernyck, who

06 Sep 2017

China Everbright Water wins S$303.6 mln PPP project

Wastewater treatment firm China Everbright Water said its consortium has won the Nanning Shuitang River Integrated Restoration Public-Private Partnership Project in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The company said it has signed a public-private partnership agreement in relation to the Nanning PPP Project with the Inland River Management Bureau of the

02 Aug 2017

Saudi’s SWCC gets advisors desal privatization

A number of banks have submitted bids to Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to advise on the privatisation of its $7.2 billion Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, banking sources said, as the kingdom gears up for several state asset sales, reported Reuters. Mizuho, BNP Paribas and

02 Aug 2017

Sri Lanka cabinet approves issuing e-passports under PPP scheme

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to introduce a chip enabled e-Passport where personal particulars of passport holders would be digitally signed and stored in a chip. The cabinet approval for the joint proposal made by Digital Infrastructure Minister and Internal Affairs Minister has been granted to implement the

28 Jul 2017


A daring public private partnership infrastructure project, Drive 288, is on track to revitalize one of Houston’s most well-traveled highways Legendary racecar driver A.J. Foyt once declared, “I feel safer on the racetrack than on Houston highways.” When the Houston native gets the chance to test the newly upgraded Texas

26 Jul 2017

Rönesans Holding to launch $1B road, tunnel projects in Netherlands

Rönesans Holding is preparing to bring its experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Turkey’s healthcare sector to Europe. Together with Ballast Nedam which it acquired last year, Rönesans is preparing to actualize a PPP project consisting of roads and tunnels in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, amounting to roughly 1 billion

20 Jul 2017

Lok Sabha clears IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill 2017, can now give degrees

Lok Sabha passes the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership Bill 2017 that seeks to allow 15 IIITs established on a PPP model to grant degrees The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017 that seeks to allow

13 Jul 2017

Sri Lanka to receive over US $1000 million from the World Bank

Sri Lanka is set to receive $1,340 million USD worth of financial and technical assistance from the World Bank. The assistance will be provided for three years, starting July 1, 2017, and will be under the International Development Association Transitional Support Facility. Sri Lanka is expected to access approximately $300