Belarus to host public-private partnership week

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Belarus to host public-private partnership week

InfraPPP has learnt that the Belarusian public-private partnership (PPP) week will take place in Minsk on 27-29 May.

It is expected that the week will include the institution of the Ministerial PPP Council, the presentation of the National Infrastructure Plan and its methodology, a seminar "Outsourcing-First Step to PPP" and an open discussion of the draft law on public-private partnership in Belarus.The seminar is part of the EU/UNDP-Economy Ministry joint project "Strengthening national capacities of the Republic of Belarus in applying public-private partnership mechanisms."The Ministerial PPP Council is being currently formed at the level of deputy heads of all interested ministries that are responsible for infrastructure development in Belarus. The members of the council will present and develop infrastructure projects necessary for enhancing the country's competitive ability.The initial national infrastructure plan will serve as a roadmap of projects necessary for Belarus, with the help of which private investors will be able to see and assess their possibilities in participating in the creation and use of infrastructure facilities. The methodology of the plan will be developed by leading British experts on PPP in close cooperation with Belarusian scientists.

In March 2014 representatives of Belarusian ministries and oblast administrations are expected to visit Croatia to study its experience in order to prepare for the Belarusian public-private partnership week. Croatia is a good example of PPP development. Over the past six years the country has created the necessary institutional and legislative base. Croatia has been implementing 24 infrastructure projects for the benefit of its economy.

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