National Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships in Cambodia

11 Dec 2014 to 12 Dec 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Recognizing the challenges of financing infrastructure development, Transport Division is implementing a UN Development Account Project on building capacity and facilitating private sector involvement for infrastructure development for least developed countries in the Asia-Pacific Region over the period 2014-2015 that aims to support least developed countries in further involving the private sector in infrastructure development, particularly using the public-private partnership (PPP) mechanism. As part of the project, a national workshop was organized to support the Government of Cambodia in developing a PPP enabling environment with laws and institutional procedures that allow efficient preparation and implementation of PPP projects to pave the way for private sector involvement in infrastructure development. The workshop also accomplished the opportunity to improve the understanding and knowledge of senior policy makers and government officials about PPPs. Good practice, theory and examples were presented by private sector experts from the legal, public procurement and banking sectors. Similar national workshops were organized in Bhutan (August), Lao PDR (September), and Myanmar (November) in 2014.

Contact person:
Mr. Mathieu Verougstraete, Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Division, UNESCAP
Tel: +66-2 288 1559, E-mail: verougstraete@un.org