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World Bank may invest in Belarus’ railway sector

The World Bank is considering possible avenues of investment in Belarus’ railway industry, including via public private partnership mechanisms. “The plans were discussed as a group of World Bank specialists met with top officials of the National Agency of Investment and Privatization (NAIP) and representatives of the Economy Ministry, BelTA has learned. NAIP Acting Director Denis Meleshkin presented Belarus’ first public private partnership project. The project envisages the reconstruction of part of the M10 motorway. It has already been approved by the government. A tender to choose the private partner will be organized as the next step.”

Source: export.by

Japanese private investment is poised to enter the healthcare sector

Japanese private investment is poised to enter the healthcare sector. “The Belarusian minister underlined that the country would like to invite Japanese companies to take part in the upgrade of facilities that provide services to people with special needs, rehabilitation centers and pharmaceutical companies. Japan can view Belarus as a window of opportunities in the Eurasian Economic Union, Valery Malashko said.”

Source: eng.belta.by

The German private sector promoted ‘public private partnerships’ in Belarus

The German private sector promoted ‘public private partnerships’ in Belarus at a recent conference in Minsk. “The international conference [was] organized by the international law firm Arzinger & Partners and the German-Belarusian economic club. A co-organizer of the event [was] the state institution National Agency of Investment and privatization. The main goal of the conference [was] to support PPP development in Belarus through the demonstration of modern and widely used German approaches and PPP project implementation practices that will help expand economic cooperation between Germany and Belarus.” Hovsep Voskanyan, chairman of the board of the German-Belarusian Economic Club, says German experts are “expected to make recommendations for reforming Belarus’ regulations governing public-private partnerships.” [BelaPAN Online, 25 September 2017]

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