The training program on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Kicked Off
Magh 03,2073, Lalitpur
The training program on Public Private Partnership organized by National Planning Commission in collaboration with Nepal Administrative Staff College commenced today at NASC Training Centre, Jawalakhel. In the inauguration of the program, Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, Honourable Member, National Planning Commission, highlighted on various aspects PPP concept and practice. He underlined the importance of PPP in the Nepalese developmental context, particularly in the development of physical and social infrastructure. He explained how the partnership can work out a win-win situation that can be rewarding for both public and private sectors. While explaining the objectives of the training program, he expressed his hope that the training program will contribute towards creating human resource base needed to translate the notion of public private partnership in reality. He also explained how the well designed and implemented PPP projects can be instrumental in transforming Nepalese infrastructure which is critical in realizing its goal of graduating to developing country by 2022. Dr. Shrestha acknowledged the fact that the necessary financial resources that will be needed for infrastructure will not be met only by the investment from the government. He emphasized that the resource gap can only be met through the investment by the private sector and hence, the importance of public private partnership is obvious. Dr. Shrestha has also shared the information that in the ongoing 14th plan the expected share of private sector investment is around 55 percent. He also appealed the participant to make the most from the opportunity as the organizers have made every effort to bring the best available resource persons in the country.
Altogether 25 participants are participating in the program representing government, private sector, and media.