17 Dec 2018

Uplift project approved under public-private partnership

The public-private partnership board in its 27th meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah approved different projects of education, health, agriculture and infrastructure to be launched. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, provincial Minister for Health Dr Azra Pechuho, Minister for

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17 Dec 2018

Unique public-private partnership and ‘perfect timing’

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Luntey was in his first year as the new head honcho at the California Highway Patrol’s Dunsmuir Grade truck inspection facility when the phone rang. It was the contractor charged with completing a highway rehabilitation project on Interstate 5 that would periodically shut down half of one

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14 Dec 2018

New Dubai hospital to be built on public-private model

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will next month call “request for quotations” from private sector investors for a new $100 million-plus specialist cardiology hospital at the Rashid Complex. The hospital is scheduled for a 2022 opening. From these submissions, the DHA will ask selected bidders to provide RFPs (request for

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14 Dec 2018

Public-Private Partnership Commission issues new call for projects

The state Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission has issued a second call for public-private projects. The commission is empowered to look for candidates for projects involving the sharing of resources to finance, design, build, operate and maintain transportation infrastructure projects. After the first round of proposals in the spring, a

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13 Dec 2018

Arthur Collins: Transportation and public-private partnership key to building Hudson Park

The new Hudson Park complex in Yonkers is a prime example of how improving transportation infrastructure can help revitalize overlooked areas that have been difficult to develop. By funding infrastructure upgrades, developers had the confidence to invest in the area along the Hudson River — creating housing and amenities that

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13 Dec 2018

Meaningful consultation ‘can counter public-private partnership mistrust’

Local authorities must look to involve their local communities fully in any public-private partnership (PPP) if they are to work well, according to the chief executive of one regeneration development firm. Matthew Weiner, CEO of U+I, told LGC of the need to “not just pay lip service to consultation” in

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12 Dec 2018

Army opposes Safe City project under public-private partnership in Karachi

The apex committee on Monday decided that Pakistan Army would ensure cybersecurity of “Karachi Safe City” (KSC) project, which would be re-started in specific areas such as Red Zone, Sharae Faisal and entry and exit points of the city on a pilot basis. The project is aimed to secure the

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11 Dec 2018

Middletown: New Town Hall Funded in Public/Private Partnership, Plans for Greater Regional Role

Across the State of New Jersey, municipalities are trying to work harder and smarter. This is particularly true when it comes to the stress and strain on town budgets. With levy caps that limit spending and costs like health insurance seeming to be out of control, creativity is job one.

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10 Dec 2018

Privatising visa processing is the only practical option

In May 2016, the Turnbull government announced plans to overhaul and automate Australia’s visa-processing system. The initiative involves creating a new digital platform using artificial intelligence and big data technologies. The Department of Home Affairs, the lead agency overseeing the project, has described the change as the ‘most significant reform

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10 Dec 2018

PPP approach is crucial for healthy children: Apollo’s Shobana Kamineni

Public-private partnership is crucial to provide a healthy and happy childhood in a developing country like India, according to Shobana Kamineni, Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group. She was speaking at the two-day National Cradle Conference, organised here by Apollo Cradle in association with the National Neonatology Foundation, Paediatric Academy of Telangana,

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