24 Mar 2015

Thailand to conclude PPP criteria

  The Thai government is to conclude its criteria for future PPP projects, setting the relevant thresholds for approval.   Finance Minister Sommai Phasee has said the government’s committee on PPP, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, will conclude its considerations on the criteria for deals this week.

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24 Mar 2015

Philippines seeks PPP advisers

The Philippines government is looking for a range of advisers to help support its and improve its PPP programme.   Through the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the country is seeking a number of experts as part of its programme to strengthen the PPP programme. An architect/planner is being sought, with

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24 Mar 2015

Four in for Mumbai airport

  Four bids have been received for the Navi Mumbai International Airport PPP.   The $3.3bn project will be located 60km from the current airport and will span an area of 2,867 acres with a terminal building covering 5.23 square meters, with two parallel runways. The new airport is intended

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24 Mar 2015

ADB agrees loans for Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide a series of concessional loans and assistance to help promote infrastructure, transport and agriculture in Nepal.   ADB President Takehiko Nakao said the bank will provide $1bn in concessional loans and another $13m in technical assistance grants to Nepal over the

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24 Mar 2015

Infra added to APEC plans

Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organisation have sought to include infrastructure as a key part of its financial growth plans.   Three pillars of financial integration were included in original proposals, known as the Cebu Action Plan, but at the most recent meeting of the organisation, there were

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07 Mar 2015

Four in running for Goa port PPP

Four major infrastructure groups are in contention for the bidding of the dredging PPP project at Goa port, India.   The project involves the deepening of draft at Mormugao Port in Goa and is the first time such a project has been done through PPP at a major port in

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06 Mar 2015

Deloitte wins India infra advisory deal

The UK Department for International Development (DfID) has awarded a contract to Deloitte to support the development of an infrastructure pipeline in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.   The goal of the Odisha Support to Urban Infrastructure (OSUI) programme is ‘enhanced coverage and quality of basic amenities for urban

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06 Mar 2015

China launches infra fund

China has officially launched its new $40bn infrastructure fund, which will be used to finance ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives in the country.   The Silk Road fund was originally announced in December and is being jointly funded by China's foreign exchange reserves, China Investment Corporation, Export-Import Bank of China and

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06 Mar 2015

Country Watch: Singapore

Infrastructure investment opportunities in Singapore are no secret. But with a highly rated government and a thriving economy, PPPs may struggle to get a piece of the action, reports Dan Colombini.   With many Asian countries experiencing a boom in infrastructure development over the past decade, September saw Singapore crowned

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16 Feb 2015

Indian state mulls rail PPPs

The government of Tamil Nadu in India has expressed its willingness to sign a memorandum of understanding with Indian railways to begin a number of new PPPs in the area.   Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has been in contact with Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar and has discussed creating special purpose

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