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Events

Seminar of Draft PPP Law

Posting Date: 22 October, 2014

The PPP Office organized a seminar titled “PPP law: Broadening the Horizon for Development” in a city hotel on October 22, 2014. The seminar aimed to create awareness and highlight the existing development activity of PPP with focus on the aspects of proposed draft PPP Law which was being put forward for consideration by the Cabinet Committee. The Seminar was supported by the IPFF program who acted as the main sponsor of the event. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Syed Afsor H. Uddin, CEO of the PPP Office, Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs were present at the event as the Chief Guest and Mr. Abul Quasem, Deputy Governor & Project Director, IPFF Cell, Bangladesh Bank attended as the Special Guest.

Welcoming all the participants to the seminar, Mr. Uddin, highlighted that the event had been organized to provide an update on the progress of the draft PPP law and to provide an understanding of the legal rights and obligations and rights are set out in PPP contracts in order to protect the government and the private developer.

In the first key note presentation of the seminar Mr. Haque, provided a presentation on the scope and major contents of the draft law and shared his experience on the background and proceedings on the PPP formulation and adoption in the country. In his presentation, the secretary briefed the approach towards framing the draft law and mentioned the various schemes and features under the proposed draft law over the duration of the contract.

In the second key note presentation of the event, Mr. Dhawal Jhamb, Investment Officer of IFC presented the key features and provisions of a PPP contract and described the typical development process a PPP project undergoes. He specially highlighted some of the key contractual process that is set in the PPP contract to provide protection to the government as well as the private sector. Following the presentation he answered and clarified queries by the audience.

The key note presentation was followed by a panel discussion session moderated by the CEO of PPP Office. The panel members included Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Additional Secretary, Finance Division, Mr. Masur Reaz, Program Manager, IFC-BICF and Mr. AKM Abdullah, Financial Specialist of the World Bank.

Mr. Chowdhury shared the vision of the government on the adoption of the PPP program in the country as a priority agenda. He also shared his views on the PPP implementation challenges. Mr. Chowdhury mentioned that government officials need to appreciate the benefits of PPP which noy only allowed government to unlock private sector investment, but also enforced private sector experienced to be used to enhance efficiency of service delivery. He also mentioned that both public and private sector of the country need to have proper awareness and capacity building on PPP. He also emphasized that the MoF had recognized the challenges of financing PPP, in Bangladesh and therefore had developed different solutions, including the use of support like the IPFF, the development of IDCOL and more recently the development of BIFL. Noting the significant progress made by the PPP Office in developing the PPP pipeline, he highlighted that the funding solutions would have a key role to play in executing the successful execution of the projects.

Mr. Reaz particularly highlighted how the PPP law could be a driver for enhanced Investment in Bangladesh and how the PPP law might work in providing additional confidence to investor. As a representative from the donor community, he mentioned that Bangladesh has done very well in last 2-3 decades in promoting investment and has achieved admirable steady growth over the last decade. To enhance this growth rate particular emphasize was required on addressing the infrastructure deficit. He highlighted the role of PPP in reducing this deficit. He particularly highlighted the potential of Economic Zone (EZ) of the country to be developed under PPP model. He also emphasized the importance of the draft law and stressed how it would aid investor confidence in the PPP program in Bangladesh.

Mr. Abdullah in his speech described the importance of the VFM assessment for PPP and transparency in PPP procurement. He particularly highlighted the need for fast-track PPP processing and implementation. He also mentioned that the World Bank team and the board will evaluate the progress and achievements of the IPFF after the term of the program and then may plan for further support mechanism for promoting PPP in the country.

After the panel discussion the floor was opened for questions from audiences and the panel members clarified them all.

 
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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