Regional Workshop of World Bank on Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and the Current Global Financial Crisis.
The workshop, to be held by the Latvian Transport and Telecommunication Institute, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the World Bank, has the main purpose to review key aspects of the tasks involved in launching a public-private partnership (PPP) program in roads and highways in a transition economy, such as Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
The workshop will take full advantage of the new Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways, recently developed by the Private Participation in Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the World Bank. The Toolkit, which includes six main modules covering a wide range of issues, will be demonstrated at the workshop and will be made available to all the participants.
It is expected that the workshop will attract participants from both the public and the private sectors, including Government institutions, academia, graduate students, representatives from banks and private enterprises (e.g., consulting and contruction industry).
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Host Organisation: Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Lomonosova Street 1, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia.
Contact person: Ms. Elena Rutkovska, Secretary.
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May 11, 2009
|Session 1. Overview of PPP in Roads and the Global Financial Crisis. Chair: Mr. Andulis Zidkovs, Ministry of Transport of Latvia|
|9:30||Welcome||Prof. Dr. Igor Kabashkin||TTI|
Mr. Andulis Zidkovs
|Ministry of Transport of Latvia|
|Mr. Thomas Laursen||World Bank|
|10:00||Progress in launching the pilot PPP road project in Latvia||Mr. Juris Tauriņš||Latvian State Roads|
|10:30||An overview of PPP advantages and issues, including risks under the current global financial crisis||Mr. Henry Kerali||World Bank|
|11:20||The new Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways, including a review of its six modules||Mr. Cesar Queiroz||World Bank|
Session 2 Demonstration of the Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways Chair: Mr. Henry Kerali, World Bank
|13:30||PPP projects and contingency liabilities||Ms. Cordula Rastogi||World Bank|
|Mr. Radoslaw Czapski||World Bank|
|14:00||Introduction to financial assessment of PPP projects||Mr. Vickram Cuttaree||World Bank|
|14:20||Presentation of the case study, instructions to participants||Mr. Cesar Queiroz||World Bank|
|14:40||Numerical exercise carried out by participants (in working groups) with the help of the World Bank team|
|16:00||Presentation of results by each working group|
|16:40||Comments by the participants, discussions|
|17:00||Closure||Prof. Dr. Igor Kabashkin||TTI|