A 20 strong delegation of UK legal, financial, infrastructure and project management companies participated in SBJBC’s PPP Workshop hosted by the Council of Saudi Chambers in Riyadh on 27 November. The workshop brought together the companies with government and private sector representatives to review progress in the Saudi PPP programme, and to consider opportunities for cooperation and expertise sharing.
A ‘SBJBC PPP Lessons Learned’ based on UK and international experience was presented at the workshop, and relevant case studies discussed. The Paper highlighted the key factors to be addressed in developing well structured PPP projects, in a form that could be shared with Saudi stakeholders.
The Saudi National Committee for Privatisation & PPP participated in the workshop, and made a presentation on the NCP’s enabling role and the over 100 privatisation initiatives planned in 12 different sectors. The meeting discussed specific opportunities for cooperation in regulatory frameworks. institution building, and investment development which are being followed up.