Sudan to draw on Egypt’s PPP experience

A delegation from the Sudanese PPP unit is meeting its Egyptian counterpart to gain familiarity with PPPs.

Organised through technical assistance from the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the four-day visit to Cairo will allow Sudanese officials to assess how Egypt’s PPP framework operates as Sudan looks to emulate the model to foster infrastructure development.

Lilia Hachem Naas, director of the ECA Office for North Africa, said: “As sanctions are being lifted and given the need for an accelerated economic recovery, Sudan needs all stakeholders to take part in the building of basic infrastructures and the setup of a business-friendly framework. Public-private partnerships are essential to support this economic revival and generate growth.”  

The delegation, which also includes private sector players, will also look at how to manage risks and challenges associated with the PPP model.  

Earlier this month, Egypt received a delegation from the UK as part of a forum to accelerate Egypt’s PPP programme.

The UK delegation included Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as well as Mott MacDonald, PwC and Pinsent Masons.