22 July 2016 | Exclusive ADB Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility briefing session for members

Event at a glance:

On the 25th January 2016, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched operations of its Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F), a $73 million multi-donor trust fund to assist the governments of its developing member countries (DMC) to access world-class legal, technical and financial expertise to assist with the preparation and structuring of infrastructure projects featuring private sector participation (including PPP modalities) and bring them to the global market.

Co-funded by the Governments of Canada, Japan, Australia and the ADB, the AP3F will target projects in the energy, transportation, urban development and social infrastructure sectors and will support projects to provide expert guidance for:

·              Project preparation support,
·              Capacity development and policy reform, and
·              Project monitoring and restructuring.

Of specific interest to Australian consultancy firms with expertise in this area, the ADB presenter will address how this fund will be organizing its procurement plans for international experts to deliver expertise and services to the infrastructure projects that have secured support. It will also be explained how AP3F can support Australian sponsors who are interested in pursuing PPP infrastructure projects in ADB developing member counties.

Meet the speaker:

Almaz headshotMr Almaz Galiev

Mr. Almaz Galiev, Principal PPP Specialist, joined The Asian Development Bank’s Office of Public Private Partnerships in February to lead the PPP Operations and Research Team. His team directly supports AP3F operations. He has over 20 years of professional experience in procurement and project management. Prior to joining ADB, he was a Senior Procurement Specialist in the Procurement Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. He represented the EBRD in the MDB working groups on the development of the master harmonized procurement document and harmonized turnkey contracts procurement documents. He also worked as a Senior Engineer, Procurement Specialist, in the Transport team of the EBRD for 12 years and has sound knowledge and experience in handling procurement matters in roads, railways, sea ports, airports and air navigation, energy, telecom and municipal infrastructure sectors.

The Asian Development Bank promotes the economic growth and social development of its developing member countries by means of a wide range of activities and initiatives. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance. ADB is its member countries engage individual consultants and consulting entities (firms, universities, NGOs, etc.) for a wide range of assignments.

VENUE: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 15, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

TIME: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

COST: No cost

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