Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ADB meeting in Phillipines



PNG Ports Corporation Ltd’s chief commercial officer Stanley Alphonse is one of four participants from Papua New Guinea attending an Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) symposium in Manila, Philippines.

ADBI MP3IC Knowledge Sharing Symposium on PPPs in Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Global Challenges and Constraints is scheduled for the 16th and 17th of December this year.

PNGPCL acknowledges the invitation and is pleased to help profile and share practical details of Global Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure (PPPI) in order to advance PPPI policy agendas and accelerate private sector investment and participation.

Chief executive officer of PNGPCL, Brian Riches, said that Mr Alphonse’s participation was also to help with ideas and pragmatic information to improve the design and implementation of PPP programmes or projects to achieve greater access and more cost effective infrastructure service delivery in ADB DMCs (developing member countries).

The participants to the symposium are leading senior or mid-level PPP for infrastructure (physical and social) policy makers or programme/project managers, at the national or sub-national levels who are engaged in and/or responsible for infrastructure regulation, infrastructure planning and financing, infrastructure program/project design and implementation, and infrastructure service delivery in ADB developing member countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Of the total targeted, 50% or 20-30 national or sub-national level delegates (who meet the target audience criteria) will participate at ADB headquarters in Manila.

The remaining 50% or 20-30 primarily sub-national level delegates will participate by video conference through links with 4-5 selected cities from across the Asia-Pacific region.

City selection will be finalised based on confirmation of target audience interest and in consultation with the Cities Development Initiative Asia, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

ADBI is meeting the full accommodation costs for the four PNG participants while the PNG Department of National Planning and Monitoring is taking care of the airfares and allowances.


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