PH to hold Asean PPP guidelines forum

By , on November 24, 2014


Map indicating ASEAN Regional Forum participants. The European Union is shown without internal borders because it participates as a single entity in the forum. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
Map indicating ASEAN Regional Forum participants. The European Union is shown without internal borders because it participates as a single entity in the forum. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

MANILA – The PPP Center of the Philippines announced that there will be a discussion on the Asean Guidelines/Principles PPP which would happen during the first Asean PPP Networking Forum to be hosted by the country next month.

This session aims to provide sound guidelines to harmonize policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks of Asean member countries in order to improve the economic integration and global competitiveness of the region.

The forum, which is slated on December 16 and 17, will also pave the way for experts to share best practices on PPP, challenges, opportunities, and even insights from the private sectors.

This will be attended by members of the Asean Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC), national coordinators, PPP focal points and officials responsible for infrastructure projects from the 10 Asean member states.

The forum is headed by the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to Asean led by Her Excellency Elizabeth Buensuceso, with support from ACCC, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Asean Economic Community (AEC) Division and the PPP Center of the Philippines. The Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA) and Asean Regional Integration Support from the EU (EU ARISE) are sponsoring the event.

Earlier, the President already said that the country would be hosting the networking forum.

Before the forum, the country will also do a roadshow for the $20 billion projects in Melbourne on November 25 and Sydney on November 27.