CAREC Awareness Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: 24 June 2010
The workshop focused on the objectives, advantages, structure, and implementation of public-private partnerships. ADB’s Country Director for Uzbekistan Kazuhiko Higuchi said in his opening remarks, “Public-private partnership can help develop infrastructure and services without burdening public resources.” He saw these partnerships as a great potential in Uzbekistan’s rapidly growing economy.
Representatives from Uzbekistan's government and business sectors 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.