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PPP Authority signed ‘PPP Financing Partnership’ MOU with 14 Financial Institutions

Posting Date: 4 November, 2016

To ensure easy access to financing for the PPP projects and to shorten the timeframe for achieving financial close, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Authority has launched PPP Financing Program through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 14 Banking and non-banking financial institutions on November 03 2016 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon. The MoU allows the partner financial institutions to have priority access to the feasibility studies and draft tender documents for their comments and suggestions to make the documents and the PPP projects more bankable. Honorable Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while the Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s office and the Chairman of PPP Authority Abul Kalam Azad was the Chairperson in the ceremony. Eunusur Rahman, Secretary, Bank and Financial Institutions Division and Mr. Anis A Khan, Chairman for Association of bankers were also present as the Special Guests. On behalf of PPP Authority, Syed Afsor H. Uddin, CEO, PPP Authority signed MOU with the Managing Directors and CEOs of the partner institutions. 14 Banking and non-banking financial institutions that has signed the MOU are AB Bank Ltd, BIFFL, BRAC EPL Investments Ltd, City Bank Capital Ltd, Dhaka Bank Ltd, Green Delta Capital Ltd, IDLC Finance LTD, IDCOL, IIDFC, Modhumoti Bank Ltd, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, Riverstone Capital Ltd, The City Bank Ltd and Trust Bank Ltd. More than 100 distinguished guests from Public and Private sector participated in this groundbreaking ceremony.

Syed Afsor H. Uddin, CEO of PPP Authority welcomed everyone and presented an overview of the PPP program in Bangladesh. He mentioned that the Government introduced the Policy and Strategy for Public Private Partnership (PPP) 2010 as part of the Vision 2021 goal to ensure a more rapid, inclusive growth trajectory, and to better meet the need for enhanced, high quality public infrastructure services in a fiscally sustainable manner. The intent of this PPP Financing Partnership Program is to establish awareness within the banking and finance industry and encourage the banks and financial institutions to start considering PPP projects as prospective financing opportunities.

Anis A Khan, Chairman, Association of Bankers Bangladesh Limited thanked PPP Authority on behalf of the Banking Institutions and opined that this Program shall build investors’ confidence as the investors will have financiers ready to finance the project.

Md. Eunusur Rahman, Secretary, Bank and Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance thanked the potential investors and lenders for stepping up to this opportunity. He mentioned that by combining the entrepreneurial zeal with the public sector support, a winning combination can be ensured.

Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Chairman of PPP Authority addressed that the government is committed to provide quality infrastructure to the people and hence taken PPP as one of the most priority tools for private sector investment in infrastructure development of the country. He also informed that Banks and financial institutions under this partnership shall provide the indicative and conditional term sheets expressing their intent to finance the PPP project and the term sheet will form part of the bid packages of the respective projects.

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Honorable Finance Minister thanked all the partner organizations for their pro-activeness and articulated that the PPP Financing Partnership Program shall be a market sounding activity and will provide the PPP Authority with a better idea regarding the bankability of the prospective PPP projects. He mentioned that through this partnership and by addressing the concerns of the banks and financial institutions, PPP Authority shall also be able to amend the projects documents as far as practicable to make the project more bankable.

The inaugural ceremony of the PPP Financing Partnership program is surely going to create groundbreaking milestones of PPP success story in Bangladesh. This event shows the maturity of PPP in the country and the rationale that many countries are triggering Bangladesh as the role model for PPP development.

The event was also covered by good number of print medias and TV channels. Some more news links can be found from the following:

http://www.thedailystar.net/business/govt-creating-land-bank-100000-acres-1309138

http://www.newagebd.net/article/2050/pppa-inks-financing-mou-with-14-banks-nbfis

http://www.theindependentbd.com/printversion/details/66829

http://www.daily-sun.com/printversion/details/180671/Bangladesh-started-getting-huge--investment-proposals

http://bangla.bdnews24.com/economy/article1237190.bdnews

http://www.bhorerkagoj.net/print-edition/2016/11/04/114607.php

http://www.ittefaq.com.bd/print-edition/trade/2016/11/04/153844.html

http://www.kalerkantho.com/home/printnews/424695/2016-11-03

https://www.dailyjanakantha.com/details/article/227468/

http://dailysharebiz.net/?p=22468

 

 
EVENTS ARCHIVE
2017 (1)
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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