CAREC Awareness Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 21 June 2010
The workshop focused on the applications, structure, and implementation of public-private partnership in infrastructure development. Makoto Ojiro, ADB’s country director for Tajikistan, said, “Many countries now recognize the need to adopt public-private partnership approaches for infrastructure development in view of large financing gaps between investment requirements and available public financial resources.”
Tajikistan government officials from various ministries and agencies attended the workshop. Hong Wang, principal CAREC coordinator, Arthur Smith, chairman of the US National Council for Public-Private Partnership, and Elaine Glennie, ADB's senior finance specialist, facilitated the workshop.
The initiative to promote public-private partnerships was endorsed at CAREC 7th Ministerial Conference in November 2008.