Indian Government has identified Public Private Partnership (PPP) as the cornerstone of its policy on infrastructure development and it has become the preferred mode for construction and operation of commercially viable infrastructure projects in sectors such as highways, airports, ports, railways and urban transit systems.
A number of initiatives have been taken by the Indian Government to promote PPPs. In the roads sector, a large number of BOT and Annuity concessions have been awarded for construction and operation of national highways. In the port sector, the areas identified for private participation included leasing of port assets and construction and operation of terminals. The Railways initiated the rail-port connectivity projects through the PPP mode. In the airport sector, four metro airports at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai have been successfully developed and operated by private entities through PPP concessions.
Consequently, the contribution of private sector in total infrastructure investment has increased rapidly and is expected to rise to 36% by end of 11th Plan and around 50% ($500 billion) in the 12th Plan against the 25% achieved in 10th Five Year Plan.
With a view to highlight the investment opportunities for private investors and to discuss the issues relating to policy & regulatory framework for PPP projects, FICCI is organizing India PPP Summit on 31 January 2012 at Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
The Summit aims to deliberate upon the procedural constraints adversely impacting the ability to implement infrastructure projects and the time-bound execution of PPP projects. It would also provide a platform to elicit stakeholder's views/suggestions on the Draft National PPP Policy.
India PPP Summit 2012 would bring together policy-makers, regulatory authorities, industry experts and business leaders from infrastructure sector to discuss the issues/ concerns relating to implementation & monitoring of PPP projects and suggest measures for promoting infrastructure development through PPPs in India.
It aims to facilitate a clearer understanding of regulatory environment to foster private investments in infrastructure development via PPP mode through its interactive business sessions, case-studies, presentations and panel discussions.
* To provide a platform for Interaction with the prime movers of Infrastructure sector across various spheres like senior Government officials, policy makers, business leaders and potential investors.
* To discuss the underlying issues in implementing and monitoring PPP projects.
* To provide a platform to elicit stakeholder’s views/suggestions on the draft National PPP Policy.
* To find a way around to turn excruciatingly slow pace of infrastructure developments at the ground level.
* To explore new potential areas in order to provide financial assistance to the infrastructure projects.
* Discover insights on implementing best practices delivered directly from the regulatory authorities.
* Multiple cross-sector and cross-region case-studies to analyze various scenario’s and methods.
* Analyze various financing strategies to fund PPPs.
* Explore & gain further clarity on the bidding and procurement processes.