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26 August 2016 - Residents end Auckland Skypath opposition

A legal challenge to the planned Skypath PPP project in Auckland has been abandoned by one residents' group, leaving only one more obstacle in the scheme's path. Read more...

25 August 2016 - Auckland agrees housing partnership

Auckland Council has approved a scheme that will see its development arm working in partnership with a charitable housing provider to redevelop housing stock for older people. Read more...

25 August 2016 - Cimic sells network stake

Australian contractor Cimic has agreed to sell its stake in a networks firm so that it can focus its efforts on PPPs and its other core businesses. Read more...

23 August 2016 - Victoria creates a new planning authority

The government of Victoria in Australia has created the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), a new governmental body to boost planning support for regional cities and towns. Read more...

23 August 2016 - China forges ahead with PPPs

China’s top economic planner has announced that the country has signed 619 PPP deals since establishing the model in 2013. Read more...

22 August 2016 - Indian PPP port tendered

The port authority of Chidambaranar in India has issued a request for expressions of interest (EoI) in expanding its facilities. Read more...

19 August 2016 - Malaysia, Singapore plan HSR PPP

The Malaysia MyHSR Corporation (MyHSR) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore are to issue a joint notice for a private partner to support their planned high-speed rail PPP project. Read more...

18 August 2016 - Philippines delays prison submission date

The Philippines government has set a new deadline for bid submissions for the Regional Prison Facilities PPP scheme, following several delays to the procurement. Read more...

17 August 2016 - Bangladesh seeks energy PPP advisers

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has requested expressions of interest (EoI) for technical consultancy services for an energy and water PPP project in Bangladesh. Read more...

16 August 2016 - Philippines considers buses to replace LRT2

The Philippine Department of Transportation is considering replacing its existing light rail transit (LRT) Line 2 with a bus project – despite the LRT2 already being in procurement. Read more...

16 August 2016 - China targets $1.6trn PPPs

The Chinese government is looking to spend up to $1.6trn (10.6 trillion yuan) through PPPs across the country, representing almost 10,000 projects. Read more...

16 August 2016 - CH2M launches leadership programme

Consultancy CH2M has launched a new Leadership Development Programme in Singapore designed to help Asia tackle its infrastructure gap. Read more...

11 August 2016 - Shortlist for Melbourne Metro PPP

The Victoria government has shortlisted three teams to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations in Melbourne. Read more...

10 August 2016 - HICL appoints new director

The board of infrastructure investor HICL has appointed a new non-executive director Read more...

10 August 2016 - UK seeks PPP experts for China

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking private companies to provide PPP courses to Chinese officials. Read more...

10 August 2016 - Broadspectrum chair to leave

Broadspectrum chairperson Diane Smith-Gander is to retire from infrastructure services firm and join board of energy firm Read more...

9 August 2016 - CDPQ acquires Plenary stake

Canadian investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in Plenary Group. Read more...

8 August 2016 - Infratil and CSC acquire university accommodation concession

Purpose build residences “emerging asset class” . Read more...

5 August 2016 - Phil agency backs 10 projects

The Philippines' National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee has recommended 10 projects for the new president to approve. Read more...

5 August 2016 - NZ minister pledges to continue using PPPs

New Zealand's Transport Minister Simon Bridges has defended the PPP model and insisted the government will continue to use the procurement tool for large-scale projects. Read more...

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Olympic spirit

As the Great British public get excited about a disparate array of sports, what could the world of infrastructure learn from the biggest sporting jamboree of them all?

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Moving Forward

The Philippines PPP Centre’s executive director, Andre Palacios, tells Paul Jarvis he remains optimistic following the election of a new president

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