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PPP Seminar for officials of the Ministry of Finance from South Africa in Yokohama, Japan

 PPP Seminar for officials of the Ministry of Finance from South Africa in Yokohama, Japan

APPPI conducted a PPP seminar for 8 officials of the Ministry of Finance from South Africa, who visited Japan under a technical cooperation project of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

In the seminar, Prof. Tabuchi and Associate Prof. Namba from APPPI explained the checklists for PPP project implementation, including project appraisal, PPP policy and framework, needs assessment and option analysis, with introducing actual examples. The participants raised the issues on low response from private sectors towards RFI (Request for Information) and how to make dialogues with private sectors. The professors insisted the importance of setting incentives to private sectors in each project and introduced “the guide for dialogues between public and private sectors and its selection process” published in 2015, as well as PPP platforms to learn and promote PPP as the corroborative effort between public and private sectors in Japan.

The professors also explained about the history of railway networks in Tokyo. In 1950s, the government of Japan took the initiative setting the core railway lines in Tokyo as a public project. Later private companies established several interconnecting railway lines from the core lines, together with development of residential areas as well as industrial areas along the railway lines. From this experience, the professors explained the importance of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and the need of establishing comprehensive development plan at the national and regional levels.

In addition, the professors indicated that the cheapest option is not necessarily the best option and the indicators for VFM (Value for Money) involve not only the price issue but also other factors, by describing an example of the administrative building in Shiwa town, Iwate prefecture, where the local government decided to utilize local timbers despite of its high cost.

In the later part of the seminar, the participants presented the current situation of PPP projects in South Africa; Tembisa development and Gautrain (high speed train) development plan. An active discussion was made based on what they have learned from the seminar.

 PPP seminar at YokohamaProf. Tabuchi at PPP seminar