The 3rd meeting of the OPPS Forum was held on November 19th at the Trust City Conference Marunouchi for the purpose of mutual exchange and information sharing among members. 10 regular member companies, 1 associate member company, and an observer, Mr. Miyasaka, from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Overseas Project Promotion Division participated.
Based on the opinions received at the 2nd forum, we introduced examples of overseas PPP projects (highways in South Korea, water supply and sewerage systems in the Philippines) at the beginning.
Next, we received reports from the member companies that will play a central role in the PPP environment and project progress in ASEAN (Thailand and the Philippines). He also explained and exchanged opinions on smart city projects that many member companies are interested in. Furthermore, he introduced the outline of the Inter-American Development Bank as an initiative of overseas international financial institutions.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism introduced the application for the “3rd JAPAN Construction International Award”, and Vice Chairman Uemura provided information on the status of toll road concessions in Vietnam.
Participating members commented that the introduction of overseas PPP project cases was especially meaningful.
The 3rd OPPS Forum is scheduled to be held on January 21st (Tuesday) in the new year along with the New Year’s party.
The 2nd OPPS Forum meeting was held on September 18th at Trust City Conference Marunouchi for the purpose of exchange and information sharing among members. 10 regular member companies, 1 associate member company, and an observer, Mr. Miyasaka, from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Overseas Project Promotion Division participated.
Based on the first discussion, the secretariat explained the basic policy of the PPP project formation process and obtained the agreement of all the members. Next, we reported on the summary of the results of the questionnaire conducted after the last forum. We received responses on regions, countries, sectors, and PPP schemes that we were interested in, summarized our interests in the more than 20 PPP candidate projects introduced at the first forum, and responded to the opinions and requests we received. We also discussed the criteria for selecting PPP candidate projects.
After reporting on the PPP conference hosted by OPPS in relation to TICAD7 on August 27, the conclusion of MoU with the government of Ghana, a member company, and discussions with the government of Kenya, Index Consulting Co., Ltd., a regular member, announced the Ghana Road Concession. There was an overview and an introduction to how to proceed in the future. In addition, the secretariat explained the success/failure cases and factors in F/S and PPP commercialization, as well as the development of candidate project screening tools, and held a question-and-answer session.
In the future, OPPS will provide information based on the opinions received from member companies, and in addition to projects in Africa such as Ghana and Kenya, we will proceed to formulate projects that OPPS will work on in ASEAN.
The 3rd OPPS Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 19th.
PPP Conference held as a side event of TICAD7 with the Ministry of Roads and Highway, Republic of Ghana
PPP Conference was held on 27th August 2019 with the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Republic of Ghana, as a side event of TICAD7 at Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu.
Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Republic of Ghana, delivered the opening speech of the Conference.
Mr. Kimikazu Uemura, Vice President of OPPS, gave a presentation on “Aichi Model – First Toll Road Concession in Japan”. The attendees of the Conference as OPPS members were: Fujita Corporation, Index Consulting, Inc., Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd., and Maeda Corporation.
Minister, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah said:
“Ghana has a very stable economic and social environment and is the safest country in Africa. Ghana will need Japan’s cooperation to promote infrastructure development.”
After the Conference, the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Republic of Ghana and Index Consulting signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in “development of the public Private Partnership (PPP) Model” in the selected road sectors in Ghana. The MoU signing took place in the presence of Mr. Keiichi Ishii, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, during the bilateral meeting between governments of Japan and Ghana.