08 May 2018

Private partner wanted for £900M Heathrow rail link

The government is looking for private sector interest in a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to deliver part of a £700M to £900M rail link to Heathrow. Two prior information notices (PINs) set out the government’s aim to deliver part of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) through a PPP

07 May 2018

PM Dancila: Acquisitions, PPP law to be adopted within a very short time. The ruling party pressures quick approval

The acquisitions and public-private partnership law will be adopted within a very short time, Romanian PM Viorica Dancila said at the end of the board meeting of the Social Democratic Party (PSD).   “Within the shortest time, the first will be the PPP law and then the acquisitions law.” We

27 Apr 2018

Serbia starts to embrace clean energy

2018 will be a crucial year for Serbia’s energy sector as 250 megawatts from renewable sources are to be connected to the grid. The same amount again will come online in 2019.  The bulk of renewable energy in Serbia comes from wind power but solar energy is currently underutilised. Serbia’s

25 Apr 2018

Rocky Point Port Could Be Completed In Public-Private Partnership

Officials in the state of Sonora have long lobbied Mexico’s federal government for funding to build a port for cruise ships just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, and now they’re considering turning to the private sector to help complete the project. Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich has been approached

09 Apr 2018

Partnering for the Smart Future

Headed for smart city mission, the public-private partnership (PPP) is critical among the possible business models. A successful PPP model needs a close coordination between state governments, civic bodies and the private players. “Rome was not built in a day”, John Heywood, the eminent playwright while creating his famous saying

09 Feb 2018

Komodo bond issuance: A smart policy to tap foreign debt market

The recent listing of Komodo bond issued by the state construction firm PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) late January marked an important breakthrough under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s stewardship. Komodo bonds are bonds issued outside Indonesia but denominated in rupiah, rather than the local currency.

06 Feb 2018

Malloy To Propose $100 Million For Hartford’s XL Center Upgrade

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose $100 million for downtown Hartford’s XL Center in the state’s capital improvement budget — a move that is sure to reignite the debate over whether it’s worth sinking more state money into the aging arena. Malloy revealed the plan Monday in a briefing on proposed changes

06 Feb 2018

Private sector involvement will lead to world-class health infrastructure

Prime Minister answers questions on areas including health, migration, plans for Air Malta, crypto currencies and marijuana If health sector work relied only on government investment, what will take two to three years to do through a public-private health care partnership, would instead take 15 to 20 years to achieve,

05 Feb 2018

Swiss hospitals join forces in battle against cancer

In Fribourg, the cantonal hospital external link is joining forces with a private clinic to tackle prostate and breast cancers. This kind of partnership is a first in Switzerland and has earned international recognition. Tumor Boards have been established in two centers for prostate external link and breast external link

31 Jan 2018

Carillion: PPP contracts to suffer £63m hit

Three public-private partnership financiers expect the costs of replacing Carillion on contracts to top £63m. The company most affected is HICL Infrastructure, which has made a provision of £59.4m to cover costs associated with Carillion’s collapse. The fund, which invests in PPP infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, said