The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Office has plans to conduct a series of stakeholder's workshop at various places of the country especially in the divisional cities. As part of the plan, PPP Office organized a Stakeholders Workshop at a city Hotel in Khulna on 19 January 2013. The objective of the workshop was sensitizing among the PPP stakeholders on the fundamentals of PPP and PPP framework and institutional scenario in Bangladesh. The workshop also aimed to disseminate information on procedure for project development and approval within the existing framework.
Mr. Md. Abdul Aziz, Director General, Prime Minister's Office was present as the chief guest in the event. Mr. Kazi Aminul Haque, President, Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), and Mr. Md. Abdul Jalil, Divisional Commissioner, Khulna Division, attended as special guest in the workshop. Mr. Mesbah Uddin, Deputy Commissioner, Khulna chaired the sessions during the event.
Seven modules for PPP was discussed and presented by various speakers in the workshop. Dr. Fouzul Kabir Khan, Former Secretary, Power Division presented four modules during the event and Mr. Sukesh Kumar Sarker, Deputy Manager (Deputy Secretary), PPP Office, Prime Minister's Office presented three modules. In his presentation, Dr. Khan covered overview of PPP, the existing PPP framework in the country, basic risks and mitigations for PPP projects and described the process for identification and screening of a PPP project.
Mr. Sarker during his presentation provided some overview of PPP financing, provided a case study on the method of completing the PPP project proposal form and finally provided some brief on PPP project development process and PPP tendering procedure.
A question and answer session was conducted after the presentation sessions and the presenters explained various issues raised by the participants with various examples and case studies.