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Latvia: Regional Workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Transport, March 6-8, 2007, Riga

Begins:   Mar 06, 2007 
Ends:   Mar 08, 2007 

Regional Workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Transport

The workshop, held in Riga, Latvia, on March 6-8, 2007, provided an overview of the role and contribution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in maintaining, upgrading and extending transport infrastructure. The workshop was designed to increase participants' knowledge in several areas, including PPP options and challenges, competitive selection of concessionaires, establishment of regulatory institutions for toll roads, improving governance in transport infrastructure PPP concessions, key success factors for PPP implementation, benefits and risks including traffic forecast risks and impacts on revenues. It also included practical sessions on the application of the Highway Development and Management (HDM) model for concessionaires to optimize their investments, as well as financial simulation of PPP projects using the PPIAF/World Bank's Toolkit for PPP in Highways.

The speakers and attendees shared Latvian and international experience in transport PPP projects, including successful and unsuccessful stories. The workshop was organized by the World Bank, in cooperation with the Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI), under the aegis of the Latvian Ministry of Transport, Latvian Ministry of Economy, and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIDA).

The workshop gave an opportunity for transportation and other professionals, both from government and the private sector, to exchange best practices, share innovations, explore lessons learned, and discuss research results. The workshop was well attended with 86 participants including representatives of the Latvian Ministry of Transport, Economy, Finance, Welfare, Latvian Investment and Development Agency, the Treasury, Latvian State Roads, Transport and Telecommunications Institute, private banks, consultants and contractors, as well as five participants from Estonia, including representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Transport, Estonian National Road Administration, and the private sector.

Speakers included representatives from the Latvian Government (5), World Bank (4), and one each from the Danish Road Directorate; Dutch Infrastructure Fund; Transport and Telecommunications Institute (TTI); Infrastructure Finance & Advisory, ING; Highways Agency (HA), UK; Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd (PFC), UK; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Nordic Investment Bank (NIB); European Investment Bank (EIB); University of Belgrade, Serbia; NEA (a member of Panteia); Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), UK; and Turku School of Economics (TSE), Finland.

The workshop was held at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI), Lomonosova Iela 1, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia. Related links to TTI website are:

Workshop Final Program:

The presentations are available to download from the links below:

Alec Briggs & Barry Drewett Contribution of PPP to enhance transport infrastructure the UK experience

Alec Briggs & Barry Drewett Measurement of performance in Construction Contracts UK experience

Cesar Queiroz International Experience with Transport PPP Projects

Cesar Queiroz 1 - Economic Development and Indicators of Infrastructure Provision

Cesar Queiroz 2 - Economic Development and Indicators of Infrastructure Provision

Cesar Queiroz 3 An Overview of Concession Laws

Cesar Queiroz - Competitive Selection of Concessionaires

Cesar Queiroz 4 - Recent Experience and Lessons Learned with the Use of Performance Based Contracts

Igor Kabashkin - PPP in Transport Education in Latvia

Jaani Pietikäinen - A Public Financier’s Perspective - The EIB Experience
Yngve Söderlund - Regional Workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Transport

Lauri Ojala - Transport Infrastructure Investments in the Baltic Sea Region 2007-2013

Michel Audige - Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and The World Bank

Michel Audige - Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Port Sector 

Richard Lucas - UK Rail Privatisation Lessons for the CEE Region? 

Robin Earle - EBRD Public Private Partnership (PPP) Experience in the Transport Sector
David Asteraki - PPP Transport Projects from a Private Banker’s Perspective

Susanne Baltzer - Functional (Performance-based) Maintenance Contracting in DenmarkThomas Vieillescazes – The French PPP Experience in the Rail Sector

Timothy Irwin - PPPs and fiscal management 


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