12 Oct 2017

GGF lends 5 millin euro to Halkbank’s Serbian unit for energy-efficient housing projects

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) said on Thursday it has extended a 5 million euro ($5.9 million) long-term loan to Serbia’s Halkbank a.d. Beograd to support energy-efficient housing in the country. A portion of the funds will help residents finance mortgages for homes with reduced energy requirements, GGF said

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12 Oct 2017

PPP inked for centralised fire alarms in 150,000 UAE buildings

The UAE has unveiled a smart monitoring and response system that will see the installation of centralised fire alarms in 150,000 buildings around the country. Injazat Data Systems and the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) – represented by the Civil Defence Headquarters – unveiled Hassantuk, a smart monitoring, alert, and

09 Oct 2017

HCM City plans 7 infrastructure projects

Upgrading old buildings and relocating households living near canals are among the major projects that HCM City aims to carry out now and in the near future, according to city authorities. The city recently organised a seminar that sought collaboration between investors and banks in seven so-called breakthrough programmes. Participating

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

25 Sep 2017

House to approve P3.7-T budget this week

The House of Representatives is expected to approve on third and final reading tomorrow the P3.7-trillion national budget for 2018 as the Duterte administration embarks on a massive infrastructure program until 2022. “Barring any printing technical difficulties, we will consider on third reading the 2018 General Appropriations Bill on Tuesday,

13 Sep 2017

DDA draft policy for planned development of private plots

Seeking to facilitate public- private partnership, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has formulated a “draft policy” to enable planned development of privately-owned lands, the urban body today said. The DDA held its Authority meet today under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Anil Baijal, and took a number of important decisions.

29 Aug 2017

Six Tobago projects up for public-private partnerships

Six projects are being considered for implementation in Tobago using the public-private partnership (PPP) funding arrangement. According to a statement from the Tobago House of Assembly, the six eligible projects are: The construction of a commercial cargo port at Cove Industrial Park A marina The upgrade of the Milford Road

08 Aug 2017

Deal set for public-private downtown Miami retail, apartments

Final details have been worked out on a planned public-private partnership set to bring multi-family apartments and retail development to downtown Miami. Grand Station Partners LLC plans to build a 31-story residential tower attached to the Miami Parking Authority’s Courthouse Center Garage at 40 NW Third St. It was the

02 Aug 2017

Construction to Begin on Leesport Avenue Bridge in Ontelaunee Township

Construction for the Leesport Avenue (Route 1004) bridge, spanning Willow Creek in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Berks County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

31 Jul 2017

China’s PPP construction projects enter ‘fast lane’

China’s public-private partnership project construction has entered the “fast lane” and will become a unified, standardised, transparent market, a government research office says. As of the end of June, there were 13,554 projects nationwide with investment of 16.3-trillion yuan ($2.4-trillion), according to data from the China Public Private Partnerships Centre,