Knowledge-sharing 4: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Options in Zone Operations


Knowledge-sharing 4: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Options in Zone Operations

28 April 2021

Denzel Hankinson, PPP Specialist, described the characteristics of public-private partnerships (PPPs), different types, example of major types, and some considerations of PPP models for Mongolia. He showcased SEZ case studies including the Busan New Port in South Korea, Bejaja International Container Terminal in Algeria, Jebal Ali Port Zone in United Arab Emirates, and Khorgos SEZ and Inland Container Depot in Kazakhstan. He also shared the success factor of Aqaba SEZ in Jordan such as government support, risk mitigation, bankability and simplicity.  

Mia Mary Sebastian, Deputy Executive Director of PPP Center of the Philippines, elaborated on Philippine PPP experience with focus on ecozones. The PPP Center facilitates the implementation of the country’s PPP Program and serves as a central coordinating and monitoring agency for all PPP projects in the country.​ She mentioned the need to consider: (i) legal framework to carry out a PPP arrangement, (ii) regulated participation of foreign nationals, (iii) analysis of property arrangements in forming an ecozone, (iv) review of government’s position from a tax perspective, and (v) contractual arrangements with locators on project objectives and delivery options. 

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