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Infrastructure Australia launches new transparency guidelines

Infrastructure Australia launches new transparency guidelines

🕔Jul 24, 2018

Infrastructure Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has launched new guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making and reduce instances of major projects receiving funding before appropriate planning and assessment.

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Saudi Arabia publishes draft law on private sector participation ahead of PPP programme launch

Saudi Arabia publishes draft law on private sector participation ahead of PPP programme launch

🕔Jul 12, 2018

Following a resolution by the Council of Ministers, Saudi Arabia’s National Centre for Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships (NCP) has published a draft law to govern private sector participation in government-sponsored programs and projects.

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Poland votes to change PPP law

Poland votes to change PPP law

🕔Jul 9, 2018

The Sejm of Poland, the lower house of the country's parliament, has voted to amend the law on public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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Ethiopia establishes public-private partnership directorate

Ethiopia establishes public-private partnership directorate

🕔May 28, 2018

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Government of Ethiopia has established a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit to implement the PPP law passed in July 2017.

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UK Parliament votes against PPP tax

UK Parliament votes against PPP tax

🕔Feb 22, 2018

Yesterday the UK Parliament voted against imposing a windfall tax on PPP contractors. The tax was proposed by a member of the Labour Party, and was supported by members of other parties and publicly backed by the UK's second largest trade union.

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New bill to regulate existing concessions to be signed in Brazil

New bill to regulate existing concessions to be signed in Brazil

🕔Jan 22, 2018

In the coming weeks, the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is expected to sign a bill regulating the concessions made during the administration of former president Dilma Rousseff. The main clause in the bill will allow companies who take on an existing concession to pay off any outstanding debt.

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Romanian government approves new PPP law

Romanian government approves new PPP law

🕔Dec 21, 2017

The Romanian government has updated the country's legislation on public-private partnerships in an effort to attract strategic investments. The new regulation introduces the Value for Money concept and provides the necessary steps in assessing a project.

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Bhutan launches PPP rules and regulations

Bhutan launches PPP rules and regulations

🕔Sep 19, 2017

The government of Bhutan has published its PPP rules and regulations 2017 as it looks to boost investment in the country.

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Lebanon approves PPP law

Lebanon approves PPP law

🕔Aug 21, 2017

Lebanon’s government has ratified the country’s PPP law.

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Sri Lanka establishes a PPP unit

Sri Lanka establishes a PPP unit

🕔Jul 24, 2017

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved the establishment of a PPP Unit to replace the current unit within the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.

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Lithuanian Parliament approves new Concessions law

Lithuanian Parliament approves new Concessions law

🕔Jun 16, 2017

Lithuania's Parliament has approved a new Concessions law which comes into power from 1st January 2018. The legislation, passed together with the adoption of the EU Directive 2014/23/EU, enables a wider and more flexible use of concessions. The new law aims to establish an adequate, balanced and flexible legal framework for the award of concessions that ensures equal and open access to the market to economic operators from across the European Union.

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Nigerian infra commission seeks PPP powers

Nigerian infra commission seeks PPP powers

🕔Jun 12, 2017

The House of Representatives of Nigeria has declared its intention to overhaul the laws on Public Private Partnership (PPP).

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First amendment to Italian Public Contracts Code

First amendment to Italian Public Contracts Code

🕔Jun 1, 2017

Italy has published the first amendment to the New Public Contracts Code in the Italian official Gazette.

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Ireland welcomes new procurement regime supporting the delivery of major infrastructural projects

Ireland welcomes new procurement regime supporting the delivery of major infrastructural projects

🕔May 26, 2017

Ireland's Ministry of State for Public Procurement has announced the signing of the Concessions Directive (2014/23/EU) into Irish law – SI 203 of 2017.  This follows extensive engagement by Ministry with the European Commission and national stakeholders.

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Puerto Rico publishes PPP law

Puerto Rico publishes PPP law

🕔Apr 18, 2017

Puerto Rico has released the Proposed Regulations for the Procurement, Evaluation, Selection, Negotiation, and Award of Public-Private Partnership Contracts under Act No. 29-2009, as amended. 

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Peru passes new PPP framework

Peru passes new PPP framework

🕔Apr 6, 2017

The Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance has passed an amendment to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Law Regulation (Decreto Legislativo N° 1251).

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Argentina creates P3 unitCOLA

Argentina creates P3 unitCOLA

🕔Mar 2, 2017

The government of Argentina has launched the law 27,328 on PPPs, an instrument aimed to attract and accelerate investments from the private sector.

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World Bank Group launch PPP support program for Sudan

World Bank Group launch PPP support program for Sudan

🕔Feb 16, 2017

The World Bank Group and the Government of Sudan has launched Sudan’s first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.

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Mali adopts new PPP law

Mali adopts new PPP law

🕔Feb 9, 2017

The Government of Mali has adopted  a new PPP Law (Loi N°2016 - 016/ DU 30 Dec 2016 Relative aux Partenariats Public-Prive au Mali).

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Sri Lanka to set up PPP unit

Sri Lanka to set up PPP unit

🕔Jan 19, 2017

Sri Lanka is to setup a separate division for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) under the Treasury with experts to support and advice on PPP projects.

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