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01 Sep 2017

Romanian minister: Law on PPP might be in place by October 1

The new law on public-private partnership could come into force by October 1, said yesterday Ilan Laufer, minister for the business environment. Laufer spoke at the Annual Diplomacy Meeting yesterday. “We have a new law, but it is not applicable because we have no norms,” the minister said. The public-private

31 Aug 2017


Cities across the U.S. fight daily to protect physical infrastructure systems and keep citizens safe from terrorist threats, natural disasters, and other emergency events. However, there are also digital threats as cities adopt more internet-connected safety systems, utilities, and other infrastructure. Smart cities—envisioned as a kind of utopian connected universe

29 Aug 2017

Fluor JV breaks ground on $5.6bn US light rail scheme

The Purple Line Transit Partners joint venture team, which also also includes Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line and Star America Purple Line, is carrying out the project for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). Fluor will be involved throughout the entire 36-year life cycle of

29 Aug 2017

‘Toxic’ PFI charges for taxpayer exceed £1bn a year for first time

New figures for 2016/17 show the ten-figure mark being surpassed for the first time for meeting annual charges on the “buy now, pay later” infrastructure deals. The SNP has torn into Labour and the Liberal Democrats over their “toxic legacy” on the private financing of public projects in Scotland. Ash

29 Aug 2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary signs deal for 16-mile Purple Line light rail project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao signed a funding agreement Monday with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to build a 16-mile light rail project in the traffic-congested suburbs of the nation’s capital, and she praised the use of public-private partnerships to build large infrastructure projects like this one. Chao said the department

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

24 Aug 2017

$3.9 million raised in local PPP to construct new Seneca Babcock Community Center

A team of business and community leaders have joined forces with The Seneca Babcock Community Association to build a new community center. The group includes former Buffalo Firefighter and current orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Alexander, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and Congressman Brian Higgins, and now, Roger Hungerford, CEO and Founder

23 Aug 2017

Network Slicing a Completely New Approach

One of the biggest advances in the evolution toward 5G is network slicing. It has extravagant promise. All that has to happen is for it to be invented. It’s a significantly new approach that will have profound impact on how telecommunications networks are used. Up until this point, what a



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