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The Minister Delegate for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investments, Dan-Coman Sova, has met with the representatives of the Romanian Commercial Bank

Issuer: Government of Romania - Press office
Published: March, 2013

The Minister Delegate for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investments, Dan-Coman Sova has received on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the visit of the BCR representatives, Tomas Spurny - Executive President of BCR and Sergiu Manea – Executive Vice President of BCR.

The BCR representatives have expressed the availability to initiate a broad cooperation in the field of ample infrastructure projects, to back Romanian authorities and institutionalize collaboration with a view to providing technical assistance wherever it is necessary and expertise in structuring projects. The Executive President of BCR has expressed his openness to fund some road infrastructure projects.

The two parties have agreed to discuss the coordinates of a potential collaboration through promoting a dialogue with a view to streamline the unfolding of major infrastructure projects.


The Department for Infrastructure Projects and Foreign Investments will coordinate PPP projects

Published: February, 2013

The Government Decision no. 7/2013 on organization and functioning of the Department for Infrastructure Projects and Foreign Investments was published in the Official Journal no. 33 as of 15th of January 2013.

The normative act entered into force on 15th of January 2013 and abolished art. 2 of Government Decision no. 1.239/2010 approving the Methodological Norms for applying Law no. 178/2010 on public-private partnership and for the approval of several measures concerning the reorganization of the Central Unit for the Coordination of Public-Private Partnership within the Ministry of Public Finance.

Thus, the Department for Infrastructure Projects and Foreign Investments (hereinafter “D.I.P.F.I.”) is organized and operates as a specialized body of the central public administration, with legal personality, within the Government’s working apparatus.

D.I.P.F.I. will ensure the coordination of infrastructure projects of national interest, the preparation, the execution and the implementation of infrastructure projects designated to its competence by Government decision and will ensure the coordination of uniform application of government policy at central and local level, in order to stimulate, promote and implement foreign investment and public-private partnerships.


Poland, PPP în the Health sector

Published: February, 2013

The Polish Ministry of Regional Development has published a shortlist of nine potential PPPs in the health sector, of an estimated value of 296 million Euros, a report from the Ministry has revealed. The project list includes the construction of a 131.9 million Euros Oncology Hospital in Jelenia Góra, the construction of a 53.8 million Euros new Maternity hospital in Poznan and 28.8 million Euros Center for The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases Facility in Zamość.

The nine projects are being evaluated until July when one of them, considered to be the most suitable for a PPP structure, will be selected as a pilot PPP project in the health sector. The projects have been shortlisted to receive support from the EU-led JASPERS Initiative which provides advice to the 12 Central and Eastern EU Member States and Croatia during preparation for grant financing under the Structural and Cohesion Funds. 


PPP's in Canada

Published: February, 2013

John McBride, Chief Executive Officer of PPP Canada, tells PPP Journal how the Canadian administration is levering finance into infrastructure, especially using the P3 model.

Very few would dispute that in the 1990s and 2000s the UK was the global leader on PPPs. However in the current decade, the world's governments, including David Cameron's administration in London, are looking at a different market for inspiration on how they can lever private investment into infrastructure and services. Although Canada has had a partnerships market for a long time, it recently cemented its position as the world's frontrunner on what Canucks call 'P3'.

PPP Canada has been tasked with facilitating partnership deals across the public sector. Here, John McBride, the organisation's Chief Executive, talks to the PPP Journal about the role that partnerships have in the country, and how they are being administered.

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Retter Group, a partner with great potential in PPP projects

Published: February, 2013

Following the approval of Public-Private Partnership Law in Romania Retter Group company based in Sibiu and Bucharest, announces its availability for this kind of investments whose purpose is to accelerate the implementation and development of infrastructure and construction works (but not only) at national level.
Retter Group covers the full range of services and construction stages from idea to implementation and maintenance, being able to offer full and complete services so the contracted project runs in the most efficient manner both in terms of execution time and price/quality balance.
"Investments based on Public-Private Partnerships can be a great opportunity for both parties and Retter Group is a brand that offers its partners an extensive experience and real advantages in construction and infrastructure projects.", declares Guido Retter, manager Retter Group.