Séminaire régional de haut-niveau sur les Partenariats public -privé dans le domaine des infrastructures et de l’environnement
Moevenpick Hotel Dead Sea, Jordan – June 6th and 7th 2010
AFD ( French Development Agency) and ADETEF are organizing the 6th and 7th of June 2010 in Jordan a high level regional workshop on Public Private Partnerships. This event is prepared together with high-level representatives of the private and public sectors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, and Syria , willing to share their experience on PPPs, covering public service infrastructures, in the sectors of transport, energy, water, waste management, tourism, urban services, etc.
H.E. Mr. Mohammad Abu Hammour, Minister of Finance of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will open this workshop which be attended by high representatives from Egypt, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, and Syria .
The major subjects and issues to be discussed cover :
• Learning from projects implemented in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestinian Territories and Syria
• Laws and regulations in the different countries
• Difficulties and constraints in contracting and following up
• Strong points and methodologies for profitability, risk management, social requirements
• Tariffs and regulatory function of the public counterparts
• Monitoring the risks and managing the financing in good conditions
Both AFD and ADETEF have a longstanding experience in advising on PPP’s since numerous approaches are developed in France, involving different levels of public authorities, state, regions, districts, or municipalities, such as “concessions”, “global public contracts”, “convention for public domain utilization”, “national interest operation”, “partnership contracts”.
French private and public operators have been transferring this know how, collaborating with foreign counterparts in different sectors ranging from water management, transportation infrastructures, waste management, energy production and distribution schemes, etc.
AFD is the Groupe Agence Française de Développement, a bilateral financial and development institution working on behalf of the French Government. As a bilateral development bank and as the central operator of France’s foreign aid policy under the guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, AFD uses a wide range of financial instruments such as grants, subsidies, guarantees, loans, equity, shareholding, co-financing and local bank intermediation.
ADETEF, the international technical assistance agency of the French Ministries of Economy and Finance , is providing governments and public authorities with high-level expertise from the public sector and contributes to disseminate best practices in the areas of economic and financial policy-making.
Media willing to attend the workshop are welcome, in the limit of available seats. Please contact the Press department of the Embassy of France in Amman : 0777 46 00 74