The PPP Office has held discussions with senior government officials to explore options for incorporating an introductory module on implementation of the PPP program in Bangladesh as part of their Senior Staff Course. The proposed PPP module was piloted with 65th Batch of Senior Staff Course, where a training session was delivered to a group of 30 senior civil officials at Hotel Obokash, Dhaka on 30 April 2014.
The objective of the workshop was to enhance awareness of senior policy and decision makers of government on the fundamentals of PPP, the prescribed framework and institutional arrangement in Bangladesh.
Three presentation sessions were conducted and presented by senior PPP Office officials in the workshop. Mr. Syed Afsor H. Uddin, Chief Executive Officer provided an overview of PPP where he described the global context of PPP vis-à-vis the need and rationale of the PPP program being launched in Bangladesh. He also highlighted the key milestones achieved on PPP in the country.
Dr. Humayun Kabir, Deputy Manager, took the participants through a standard PPP delivery structure explaining the roles and responsibilities of each of the parties within a PPP arrangement. He also provided some examples and case studies of successful PPP projects delivered globally as well as in the country.
Mr. Sukesh K. Sarker, Deputy Manager, during his presentation provided an overview of PPP policy and regulatory framework in the country, the institutional arrangements and PPP processing mechanism. He also described various PPP financing arrangement and vehicles which are operating in the country including PPPTAF, VGF, BIFFL, IPFF etc.
A question and answer session was conducted after the presentation sessions on the challenges and constraints of implementing PPP program in the country, where the presenters and participants shared valuable thoughts and provided feedback with various examples and case studies.