09 Apr 2018

CM praises public-private partnership in education sector

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the education sector has produced best results. He said this while addressing a ceremony at DCTO English Medium High School in Lyari. The school is being run by Kiran Foundation under the PPP. When the chief

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06 Apr 2018

Investors in public-private partnerships fear changing state policies

Investors are reluctant to pour money into infrastructure projects under the PPP (private public partnership) mode because of fear of new policies which could lead to losses or bankruptcy. VCCI’s (the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry) head of Legal Department Dau Anh Tuan cited the example in Ba Ria

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06 Apr 2018

Public-Private Partnership Deals Worth $357 Billion Scrapped

Local authorities have scrapped 2,334 public-private partnership (PPP) projects with a combined value of 2.25 trillion yuan ($357 billion), according to a company that monitors the ventures, after the Ministry of Finance ordered a crackdown to curb further growth in local government debt. The ministry announced an overhaul of the

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02 Apr 2018

Airport rail links get B112bn

The government is committed to investing up to 111.9 billion baht in high-speed railways linking the three main airports — Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao — to serve the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme.  Nathporn Chatusripitak, a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, said the new high-speed

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02 Apr 2018

Slow Roll-out Planned For Vietnam High-Speed Train

Vietnam is once again talking about a high-speed train linking Hanoi in the north with Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) in the south. However, by the time the North-South express railway is complete very few of today’s lawmakers are likely to be alive to wave off the first train. First mooted

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02 Apr 2018

Railways Looks At Public-Private Partnership, To Outsource Operations At Five Stations

Looking to improve passenger comfort, Indian Railways (IR) has decided to outsource operations at five railway stations to non-state, private players, reports Mint. The pilot project, called Integrated Station Management will see the following stations – Pune Junction, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru City, Chandigarh, Secundrabad station in Hyderabad, and the Anand

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30 Mar 2018

GHIT grants funds for malaria vaccine research

The new grant from the GHIT Fund will further development of processes to move the vaccine from the experimental stage to human trials and, ultimately, a clinical treatment. The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund has awarded the University of Florida and partners in the United States and Japan $3.2

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30 Mar 2018

Gadkari’s Highway Village Project Sees Good Response from Bidders, Driving Could Soon Be A Smoother Affair

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari’s ambitious ‘Highway Village’ project has seen a good response with bidders eyeing at least 21 out of 34 sites, reports Mint. The Highway Village project – aimed at providing a smoother driving experience and providing employment to locals – will be built on

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29 Mar 2018

Axione bridges digital divide through public-private partnerships

Axione is keen on exporting its superfast broadband network know-how to markets in Asia through partnerships and infrastructure investment collaborations The strong demand for digital services in sectors such as health, education, entertainment and economic development has led to the emergence of alternative networks and the creation of a competitive

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29 Mar 2018

‘Provincial govt focusing on energy, public-private partnership’

The Sindh government is now focusing on energy, public-private partnership-based projects, regional development and eliminating injustice. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said this while addressing the Sindh Development Forum 2018, organised on Wednesday by the planning and development department under the banner of ‘Partnership for Development towards Thriving and Prosperous

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