05 Jul 2018

VN should be resilient to shifting megatrends: WB

HÀ NỘI —Việt Nam’s economy can be re-defined by focusing on the effective exploitation of four megatrends affecting the country’s sustainable and competitive development. The statement was made by Ousmane Dione, country director of World Bank in Việt Nam, during a conference held on Thursday in Hà Nội, themed ‘Enhancing

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03 Jul 2018

The future of the US–Australia alliance

Some have argued that the US–Australia alliance exists simply out of inertia or, worse yet, sentimentality. Shared sacrifice and longstanding habits of cooperation may play a role, but they’re not the basis upon which sovereign states determine their national interests. The value of the alliance is its preservation of something

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03 Jul 2018

Monrovia City Corporation Seeks World Bank’s Technical Assistance to Privatize Wastes Collection

Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has intercepted a communication under the signature of the Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, to the Country Manager of the World Bank in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, seeking Technical Assistance in the area of privatizing sanitation in Monrovia. Though the MCC’s legal framework provides the City Corporation the right

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03 Jul 2018

Oman looking to the private sector to help raise $15bn for tourism plans by 2020

Oman is aiming to raise $15 billion to invest in its tourism sector by the end of the decade, a top Omani official said adding that the government is hoping that 76 percent of the sum will be generated from the private sector. “We are keen to explore the PPPs

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03 Jul 2018

Stakeholders urge private sector involvement in tackling infrastructural deficits

Stakeholders have canvassed the need for private sectors at states level to invest in infrastructure, without necessarily depending on the government. At a one-day International Project Finance Association (IPFA) event titled ‘Private Investment in Infrastructure: The States as Enablers’, in Lagos during the weekend, stakeholders said when that is done,

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12 Jun 2018

Water Resources Bill to attract private sector investment, says Minister

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water Resources Bill, when passed into law, would attract private sector investment as against the insinuation by stakeholders that it would hinder domestic and agricultural purposes and squarely empower the federal government to have control. In a statement from

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12 Jun 2018

World Bank Approves Additional Financing for Morocco to Develop a Second Solar Power Complex

The World Bank announced today US$125 million in additional support for Morocco’s adoption of innovative solar technology, as part of the national goal of developing the country’s world-class solar and wind energy resources to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and move toward a green energy future. The additional financing,

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12 Jun 2018

Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening D.C. Workforce and Economy

Cranes in the air, vital communities and a progressive push toward changing the image of a diverse federal district are signals that the District of Columbia is evolving. As robust construction of affordable housing and development of retail projects continue, DC’s economic boom is a shared benefit for residents and

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05 Jun 2018

‘Private sector to continue to play key role in economic development’, says Qatar Chamber’s Sheikh Khalifa

The past year has witnessed the resiliency and strength of Qatar’s private sector in overcoming the challenges wrought by the economic blockade imposed against the country by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. According to Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, the country’s private sector will continue

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05 Jun 2018

Balakhani Industrial Park is successful example of public-private partnership in Azerbaijan

The Balakhani Industrial Park is a successful example of partnership between the state and the private sector in Azerbaijan. Expert and economist Fuad Alizade made the remark during a press tour to the industrial park organized by Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry on June 2. The participants of the press tour got

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