16 May 2018

Public-private partnerships: Pakistan, ADB agree to push for more investment

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Pakistan have agreed to chart new ways to pursue more robust and inclusive ADB investments in Pakistan. In this regard, public-private partnerships (PPPs) will be scaled up to tap private sector resources and meet the country’s rising infrastructure development needs. The

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10 May 2018

King opens EBRD’s meeting, forum, highlights dynamic partnership

His Majesty says he would not be satisfied until better living conditions are created for Jordanians His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said his highest priority is achieving a better life for Jordanians and that he would not be satisfied until better living conditions are created for his people. He

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08 May 2018

More cities getting into smart cities mission mode: Hardeep Puri

Puri said that about 400 projects valued at Rs 20,000 crore are in tendering stage, which would be settled over two to three months The value of projects under implementation under the Smart Cities Mission has increased almost four times from about Rs 8,000 crore to over Rs 30,000 crore

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07 May 2018

Govt plans to rope in private players to help run PF, insurance schemes: Report

At present, trade unions backed the idea but are sceptical that involvement of private players may lessen the benefits to its subscribers under these flagship schemes The Narendra Modi-led government is weighing the option of bringing in private players to run the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Employees State Insurance

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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

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04 May 2018

Casablanca Finance City Signs Partnership with Beijing Financial Center

Casablanca Finance City has signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing’s Xicheng Financial District Development Institution, the public institution responsible for the development of Xicheng Financial District. After previously signing partnerships with Singapore, London, Luxembourg, Montreal, Paris, Astana, and Busan, CFC is now expanding its cooperation network to more of

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04 May 2018

West Reading eying public-private partnerships to increase parking in borough

Officials at a special meeting agreed to develop a multi-phased plan that is largely dependent on such partnerships. The concept of a parking plan for West Reading was discussed Thursday during a special meeting that included members of the traffic committee, economic development committee, planning commission and the Community Revitalization

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02 May 2018

Public-private partnerships are key for regional development

The United Arab Emirates’ late founder Sheikh Zayed Sultan Al-Nahyan once said: “No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind the progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect

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02 May 2018

Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct federal funding is limited to approximately 20 percent of individual project costs, which represents a significant

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19 Apr 2018

Holness says his administration supports public-private partnership

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told an international meeting here that his administration remains focused on building greater public-private partnerships (PPP) as it works to achieve economic growth. “PPPs have emerged as an important commercial modality to secure economic growth. The mutual benefit that public-private partnerships offer is of

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