Regional Workshop of World Bank on Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and the Current Global Financial Crisis. | TSI

Regional Workshop of World Bank on Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and the Current Global Financial Crisis.

Program of Workshop

Program of Workshop

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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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A wide range of hotels will be at the disposal of participants of the conference and accompanying persons (,


Host Organisation: Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Lomonosova Street 1, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia.

Contact person: Ms. Elena Rutkovska, Secretary.

Phone and fax: +(371)-67100619, E-mail:

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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  
9:30WelcomeProf. Dr. Igor KabashkinTTI
9:40Opening remarks

Mr. Andulis Zidkovs

Ministry of Transport of Latvia
  Mr. Thomas LaursenWorld Bank
10:00Progress in launching the pilot PPP road project in Latvia  Mr. Juris TauriņšLatvian State Roads
10:30An overview of PPP advantages and issues, including risks under the current global financial crisisMr. Henry KeraliWorld Bank
11:00Coffee brake  
11:20The new Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways, including a review of its six modulesMr. Cesar QueirozWorld Bank
12:30Lunch break  

Session 2 Demonstration of the Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways Chair: Mr. Henry Kerali, World Bank

13:30PPP projects and contingency liabilities Ms. Cordula RastogiWorld Bank
  Mr. Radoslaw CzapskiWorld Bank
14:00Introduction to financial assessment of PPP projects Mr. Vickram CuttareeWorld Bank
14:20Presentation of the case study, instructions to participantsMr. Cesar QueirozWorld Bank
14:40Numerical exercise carried out by participants (in working groups) with the help of the World Bank team  
15:45Coffee break  
16:00Presentation of results by each working group  
16:40Comments by the participants, discussions  
17:00ClosureProf. Dr. Igor KabashkinTTI


Background Materials

Graphical Model for Financial Simulation of Highway PPP Projects (xls, 1038kb)

Graphical Model for Financial Simulation of Highway PPP Projects (xlsx, 583kb)

Screening of PPP Projects for Financial Feasibility, Cesar Queiroz, World Bank


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