To address the ever-growing traffic congestion menace in the capital, the government has decided to decongest the city with a six-lane project worth Rs 28.20 billion.
The Economic Intelligence Unit, based on a report on the 'Safe Cities Index 2017,' said the global economy is projected to grow at about 2.9 per cent in 2017 as against 2.3 per cent in 2016. The report also cited India to continue to grow at over 7 per cent over the next decade.
I think in many sectors the policies are conducive. The most recent example is the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Project, where IFC was the lead public-private-partnership (PPP) transaction advisor. We helped structure the bidding process to include a three-tiered payment security mechanism.
Every new year brings with it a new glimmer of hope, new growth opportunities for our economy, new possibilities of jobs, and positive expectations in the minds of everybody. But rarely does a new year bring with it so much suspense, so much enigma and therefore, so many imponderables, as it is doing in the year 2017.
Though Public-Private Partnership contracts are the mainstay of infra projects, evidence of PPP performance in terms of value-for-money and efficiency is mixed and often unavailable, says Sangeeta Lakhi, Senior Partner, Rajani Associates.