The University of Birmingham will establish a campus in Dubai, within the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) free-zone.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Asia
China Everbright Greentech Limited has signed respective agreements to secure three hazardous waste treatment projects with a total investment amounted to approximately CNY680 million (US$100 million).
Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has announced it is considering to develop a hydropower project under a PPP model with a mix of domestic and international investments.
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has announced that it has started a tender process to privatize the operation of Fukuoka Airport.
Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has invited local and international companies and the companies to submit qualifications for Labor City (south Al-Jahra city) PPP Project.
The government of Philippines has announced that procurement of the much-anticipated Regional Airport PPP Projects has been terminated.
The Government of Israel, through the inter-ministerial committee involving the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Defense, is interested in promoting and executing of an additional international airport in Israel.
Vietnam authorities are soliciting private investment in healthcare projects. Given the lack of public resources, PPPs has been seen as one of the effective solutions to promote healthcare development.
The Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reiterated the government’s preference for “hybrid” public-private partnership (PPP) deals in which the government would build the infrastructure projects and later bid out the operation and maintenance (O&M) to the private sector.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has backed Singapore’s Sunseap Group’s project to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a long-term agreement with Electricité Du Cambodge (EDC).
Thailand's Department of Airports (DOA) has announced it seeks private partners to invest in the development of 29 airports in the country.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced two new initiatives to improve and monitor the business environment for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Asia and the Pacific. The measures, which aim to strengthen the bankability and implementation of PPPs, were announced in Yokohama, Japan at the 50th Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors.
The government of Jordan has launched a request for expression of interest (RFEOI) to develop a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in the vicinity of the Al Ekaider landfill.
The Government of Israel has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a private firm to operate and expand the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network which is intended to include the Red Line, the Red Line Extensions and the Green (the J-Net). At a later stage, the J-Net may be expanded to include the Blue Line.
The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has extended the deadline for the submission of qualification documents for the Philippine Regional Airports Development, Operations and Maintenance project under the public-private partnership (PPP).
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan (MEMR) has issued a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI) seeking interested developers to carry out a waste-to-energy project in Irbid Governorate on build, own, operate and transfer basis.
Arabia Saudi's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced that the development and operation of Taif, Qassim and Hail airports will be entrusted to consortiums of national and global companies.
A total of 11 companies have expressed interest in running the operation and maintenance (O&M) of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, the contracts for which are expected to be awarded by the end of May.
The Philippine PPP Center has approved fund support to conduct the feasibility study and transaction advisory services for the operation and management of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.
MMC Corp Bhd's subsidiary MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd has acquired a the remaining 51% stake in Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB), the operator of Malaysia's oldest port.