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Events

PPP key to realizing vision 2021 development goals

Posting Date: 1 January, 2013

 

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Office and the Board of Investment organized the “PPP Global Investors' Forum: Bangladesh 2012”, on 7-8 December at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka. Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister inaugurated the 2 day event as the Chief Guest, and Mr Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Dr Dipu Moni, Hon'ble Minister of Foreign Affairs attended as Special Guests.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister, reinforcing her government's commitment to the PPP program, announced that a PPP law was being enacted and welcomed investors and development agencies to work in partnership with government to deliver public service infrastructure.

The PPP Forum, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, provided a unique opportunity for local and international private investors, sponsors and financiers and public officials to learn at firsthand how Bangladesh had prioritized PPPs as key to delivering increased investment in infrastructure and public services and committed to the implementation of a revitalized PPP Program based on best international practice, backed by robust and transparent policies and supported by multilateral partners, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

The Forum generated huge private sector interest and over 700 local and foreign investors, sponsors, financiers, advisors, lawyers, leading business houses and public sector officials participated in the 2 day forum, with private sector representatives attending from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, UAE, Russia, Germany, France, the UK and others.

Participants at the Forum were provided with an update on the PPP readiness of Bangladesh, this focused on:

• Demonstrating how best international practice had been applied in the PPP framework

• Showcasing the enabling environment created to protect and incentivize PPP investors.

• Introducing the financing vehicles and supports available to help realize investments.

• Highlighting the investor friendly environment the Government has developed.

• Unveiling the pipeline of opportunities for PPP investors covering critical sectors.

• Providing a forum for private sector sponsors, investors and financiers to meet key public sector stakeholders in Bangladesh's PPP future.

Richard Abadie
Global Leader of Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC
James Stewart
Chairman of KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice
Michael W. Cooper
Director of Infrastructure for Asia Pacific, HSBC
John Grant Hauber
Principal Public Private Partnership Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Martin Norman
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank

Distinguished speakers at the event included:

• PPP Infrastructure Global Experts such as Richard Abadie, Global Head of PPP Advisory, PwC; James Stewart, Chairman of KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice; Michael W. Cooper, Director of Infrastructure for Asia Pacific, HSBC.

• Country leads and experts from our multilateral partners such as Islamic Development Bank, IFC, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

• Leading investors and practitioners from business, banking and legal sectors

• Senior public sector officials

In his opening remarks for the Plenary Session, the Principal Secretary to the Hon'ble Prime Minister stated that “This event is unique in bringing together the public sector, the private sector and our development partners working together for the development of much needed infrastructure in our country. Today is the beginning of our partnership, and I expect this partnership to be formalized and strengthened through implementing a number of PPP projects across a range of different sectors”.

The CEO of the PPP Office, in his opening address stated that “This is a very exciting time for the PPP program. The pace of delivery has been accelerating. Private sector interest and participation is enhancing. Support from our multilateral partners is multiplying. Our first few projects will start to deliver from early next year. Our pipeline is constantly growing. I can see that we are on the right track in realising the step change set out in our Vision 2021.”

Dr S. A. Samad, the Executive Chairman of Board of Investment (BoI), Prime Minister's Office, in his speech highlighted the contribution of the private sector in Bangladesh's solid track record of growth and emphasised the need to build on this partnership through PPPs to deliver increased investment and bring enhanced rates of growth and prosperity to the country.

The event concluded with Dr. Tawfiq-E-Elahi, BB, Energy Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister attending as Chief Guest and Dr. S. A. Samad, Executive Chairman, BoI attending as Chairperson in the Closing Session. The Chief Guest noted the huge participation and interest shown by the private sector and especially highlighted the success of the event in obtaining a USD1 billion commitment from various multilateral agencies for supporting the PPP program.

 

 
EVENTS ARCHIVE
2017 (2)
Seminar on the Latest Developments of the PPP Programme
9 August, 2017
PPP Authority signed G2G Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism MLIT, Japan
28 June, 2017
 
2016 (8)
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Bangladesh Municipal Development Fund (BMDF) and UNCDF
21 November, 2016
PPP Authority signed ‘PPP Financing Partnership’ MOU with 14 Financial Institutions
4 November, 2016
Prime Minster Chairs first Board of Governors Meeting Under the PPP Act
3 March, 2016
Signing of the development Agreement & Permit giving ceremony for Mongla Economic Zone
26 February, 2016
Commencement of Project Development Activities for “Establishment of International Standard Tourism Complex at Existing Motel Compound of BPC at Sylhet”
25 February, 2016
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Ministry of Industries
24 February, 2016
Stakeholder Workshop on Draft Feasibility Report of "Construction & Operation of Inland Container Terminal at Khanpur" under PPP
28 January, 2016
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Ministry of Environment & Forest
7 January, 2016
 
2015 (13)
Pre-application Meeting
28 October, 2015
Pre-application Meeting
27 October, 2015
Pre-application Meeting
26 October, 2015
Pre-bid Meeting
22 September, 2015
Enactment of the Bangladesh Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act, 2015
20 September, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Establishment of International Standard Tourism Complex at Existing Motel Upal Compound of BPC at Cox’s Bazar
16 August, 2015
Pre-Application Meeting
31 May, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Establishing Bangladesh Railways Medical College in Chittagong
9 April, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Construction & Operation of Inland Container Terminal (ICT) at Khanpur on PPP basis
30 March, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Construction of Laldia Bulk Terminal at Chittagong on PPP basis
30 March, 2015
Expanding Public Health Services through PPP
12 March, 2015
Stakeholder Workshop on Development of Integrated Tourism and Entertainment Village at Cox’s Bazar
26 February, 2015
Contract Signing with Private Investor for Establishment of Two Out Patient Hemodialysis Centers at NIKDU Hospital, Dhaka and CMC Hospital, Chittagong on Public Private Partnership Model
27 January, 2015
 
2014 (13)
Seminar of Draft PPP Law
22 October, 2014
Commencement of Project Development Activities for setting up of 5 star hotel at Zakir Hossain Road, Chittagong
16 October, 2014
International Investors Forum Bangladesh 2014 for promoting investment climate in Bangladesh
17 September, 2014
Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Contract Signing for Feasibility Study and Detailed Design
03 July, 2014
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Integrated Tourism and Entertainment Village at Cox's Bazar
30 June, 2014
Round Table Discussion on PPP in Bangladesh
31 May, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Focal Points
8 May, 2014
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Senior GoB Officials
30 April, 2014
Project Development for Upgrading the Hemayetpur-Singair-Manikganj Road into 4 lane expressway on PPP basis
27 April, 2014
Transaction Advisor Appointed for Construction of Flyover from Shantinagar to Dhaka-Mawa Road (Jhilmil) on PPP basis
27 April, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Planning Commission
17 April, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Focal Points
3 April, 2014
Inauguration of the Project Development for Mirpur Housing under PPP modality
27 February, 2014
 
2013 (11)
Start of the Project Development for Dhaka By-Pass Road under PPP modality
12 December, 2013
Pre-Bid Meeting held for Development of Jetties at Mongla Port through PPP
10 October, 2013
PPP Office Organizes Round Table discussion with Development Partners
9 October, 2013
Stakeholder Consultation for PPP Project Abasar
7 October, 2013
PPP Training in HPN (Health Population & Nutrition) sector
17 June, 2013
Workshop on enhancement of long-term PPP Financing
4 May, 2013
Workshop on "PPP in Tourism"
14 March, 2013
Inter-ministerial meeting on draft PPP Law, 2013
14 March, 2013
PPP Stakeholders' Workshop
28 January, 2013
Workshop on "Sharing PPP Experiences"
24 January, 2013
PPP key to realizing vision 2021 development goals
1 January, 2013
 
2012 (5)
Workshop on PPP Training Needs Assessment
10 November, 2012
PPP Office attended View Exchange meeting on IPFF Financing for potential PPP projects
8 October, 2012
Government of Bangladesh to Expand Affordable Dialysis Service through Public-Private Partnership
17 September, 2012
PPP Office Consult with BUILD
10 June, 2012
PPP Office Consult with PFI
5 June, 2012
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