Micro Study on Public Private Partnerships in the Transport Sector
Micro Study on Public Private Partnerships in the Transport Sector:
The study is divided in three sections and two appendixes.
Section one describes the different concepts of private sector participation and explains the special aspects of corporatisation, privatisation, outsourcing and Public Private Partnerships ("PPP").
Section two describes the current situation in the Countries. The section is based mainly on questionnaires which were sent to the Countries in summer 2007, and gives an overview of the transport sectors' organisation and the prevailing legal and institutional framework. The section also lists the transport PPPs already realised in the Countries, and the steps the Countries could embark on in order to implement further PPPs.
Section three analyses the investment projects listed in Annex A of the RTAP and suggests next steps for their implementation.
Appendix 1 describes the organisation of the various transport sectors and how the private sector can be involved. The section is divided into roads, railways, airports, and ports. For each sector, examples of private sector engagement, gained outside the EuroMed region, are given.
Appendix 2 describes the basic principles of Islamic financing, as they could be applied to privately financed projects in the Mediterranean region.
Note: The study does not cover Cyprus and Malta, as they became EU members in 2004. Turkey is also not included, as it is now an EU Candidate Country.