FILE PHOTO - The headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) are pictured in Abidjan
13 Oct 2017

AfDB Rallies East Africa’s Private Sector for Stronger Partnerships

The Bank Group’s Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department (FIRM) in collaboration with the East Africa Regional Directorate (RDGE), has concluded its first regional Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-day event (2-4 October) falls within a series of Bank activities, aimed to step up its partnership with the

09 Oct 2017

Open University gets approval for N150m PPP project

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has approved the National Open University’s (NOUN) proposal to build and operate a N150 million multi-functional center using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The acting Director-General of ICRC, Mr Chidi Izuwah made this known on Sunday in Abuja as he officially handed over

06 Oct 2017

Nigeria Needs $16 Billion to Construct, Modernise Rail Lines – Minister of Transportation

The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said. This was revealed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents after emerging from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Amaechi said he was summoned

04 Oct 2017

Vietnam plans to build Hoa Binh-Son La Expressway for US$2.2 billion

The government has announced plans to build an expressway connecting Vietnam’s two northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Son La, at an estimated cost of VND50.27 trillion (US$2.2 billion). The new road, which will extend the Hanoi-Hoa Binh Expressway, is expected to boost the socio-economic development in Son La province

03 Oct 2017

‘Public, Private Security Collaboration Paramount in 2017 Elections’

The chief executive officer of Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), Momo Cyrus, has called for effective collaboration between public and private security in Liberia for the October elections. Mr. Cyrus made the statement through a proxy at the dedication ceremony of the Singbeh Johnson Conference Hall, located on

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

11 Sep 2017

Jamaica to host 5TH ECPA Energy Summit in 2019

Jamaica is to host the 5th Ministerial Meeting of The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas ( ECPA ) scheduled to be held 2019. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, OAS, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, made the announcement as she

11 Sep 2017

Public-private partnership gives lifeline to diabetes patients

Living with a health condition that constantly threatens your life for more than 36 years is no walk in the park. For Jane Muthoni, 44, tonsillitis at the age of eight was just another normal childhood ailment. She never imagined it could be an early sign of a condition she

05 Sep 2017

New Investor In 4th Mainland Bridge Emerges Before Year End

Months after it terminated the contract for the long awaited 4th Mainland Bridge, the Lagos State Government says it will name a new investor and partner for the construction of the 38-kilometre bridge/road project before the end of this year (2017). BusinessDay gathered that the Lagos State Government has been

31 Aug 2017

Gov’t to empower locals to build multi-purpose terminal in Takoradi

The Transport Minister Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has announced government will oversee the building of the Takoradi Multi-purpose terminal. The $370 million project is expected to be funded by Ghanaian private business men under a public private partnership arrangement. The project, when completed will allow for servicing of all vessels