04 Jan 2019

Bangladesh signs PPP contract for Dhaka Bypass

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) acted as financial adviser on the transaction to the Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) of Bangladesh. Chinese consortium Sichuan Road and Bridge Group, Shamim Enterprise Ltd, and UDC Construction Limited have signed a concession contract with the government of Bangladesh to upgrade the Dhaka Bypass under

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13 Dec 2018

Arthur Collins: Transportation and public-private partnership key to building Hudson Park

The new Hudson Park complex in Yonkers is a prime example of how improving transportation infrastructure can help revitalize overlooked areas that have been difficult to develop. By funding infrastructure upgrades, developers had the confidence to invest in the area along the Hudson River — creating housing and amenities that

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06 Dec 2018

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation gets nod to run Public-Private Partnership model

After getting the much-delayed nod to initiate Phase IV of Metro, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has also got green signal to run it on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has granted the approval wherein the DMRC, in a first for any of

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20 Nov 2018

French-Chinese consortium selected to develop US$4.2 billion port PPP in Nigeria

A consortium of Bolloré Africa Logistics and PowerChina International Group has been named the preferred bidder for the Ibom Deep Seaport Project (IDSP) in Nigeria. This involves the development of a 2,565-hectare greenfield port area located in the south-east of Akwa Ibom State. The total estimated investment is US$4.2 billion.

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31 Oct 2018

US$525 million financing secured for 4G road project in Colombia

The Ministry of Transport of the government of Colombia and the national development bank Financiera de Desarollo Nacional (FDN) have announced that the Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó ​road project has reached financial close, having secured financing totalling COP1.68 trillion (US$527.4 million). This includes COP280.9 billion (US$88.2 million) senior debt and a COP105 billion

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29 Oct 2018

Israeli government signs franchise agreement for US$270 million highway PPP

The government of Israel, represented by the Ministry of Finance accountant general department, the Ministry of Transport, and the National Road Safety Authority, has signed a franchise agreement with Shapir Engineering & Industry and Impresa Pizzarotti for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new 5km highway in

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23 Oct 2018

Central Sea Port PPP Project in Poland – “Anchors Aweigh and Full Speed Ahead”

Large-scale public-private partnership (PPP) projects are not common in Poland. However, the amendment to the PPP law, which came into effect in September 2018, should change this. Therefore, we welcome the fact that, recently, the Port of Gdańsk announced a tender for a PPP advisor for the Central Sea Port

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23 Oct 2018

Tender for US$1.6 billion motorway PPP launched in Romania

The National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP) in Romania has launched the tender for the Ploieşti-Brașov motorway PPP project. This involves the construction and operation of around 120km of motorway, with a total estimated investment of EUR1.36 billion (US$1.57 billion). The motorway will form a central part of the

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22 Oct 2018

Registrations of Interest sought for multi-billion dollar road PPP in Australia

The North East Link Authority (NELA) has announced that it is inviting registrations of interest (ROI) from the market for the primary package for the North East Link, a proposed new freeway in north-east Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, south-east Australia. The business case estimates the project to cost

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22 Oct 2018

US transport authority initiates termination of multi-billion rail P3

Regional Transportation District (RTD), a public transport authority operating in eight counties in Colorado, a state in the western USA, has sent a Notice of Concessionaire Termination to Denver Transit Partners (DTP), a consortium contracted in 2010 to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain a 58km commuter rail network in

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