Mauritania to launch PPP unit

The World Bank has chosen a firm to provide advisory services to the government of Mauritania to help develop the country’s PPP programme.

Engineering giant Mott MacDonald has been awarded the contract as the government develops a comprehensive political, legal and institutional framework for PPPs.

The firm will help the government to establish a PPP unit, which will serve as a centre of expertise and help projects reach financial close. The unit will also disseminate PPP information and resources, contribute to capacity building and support contractual authorities in managing viable PPP projects included in the pipeline.

“Mauritania has many PPP infrastructure prospects, such as wind farms, ports and sanitation management,” said Antoine Bonnafous, Mott MacDonald project director. “Getting these prospects up and running would improve public services and help reduce poverty in the country.”