Capacity Building Seminar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PPP)
The ERIA Capacity Building "Utilizing an Efficient Infrastructure Development Framework" with the topic of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) was organized by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and co-organized by Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia and supported by the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and Bangkok Research Center, IDE-JETRO, Bangkok on Jult 4, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
More than 150 participants including government ministries, private companies, financiers, and legal practitioners. The speakers of this seminar were Mr. Daniel J. Graham, Director, NSW (New South Wales), Treasury, Australia, Dr. Fauziah Zen, Researcher, ERIA, Indonesia, Mr. Nik Nasir Majid, Independent Consultant, Malaysia, H.E. Tes Rikhaphal, Deputy Secretary General, Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), Cambodia, Mr. Eleazar E. Ricote, Director IV, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center, Philippines, Mr. Oliver Tan, CFO, Megawide Construction Corporation, Philippines and Mr. Peter Brimble, Deputy Country Director and Senior Economist, ADB Cambodia.
It was opened by H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh. Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia and Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, ERIA.
Mr. Daniel J. Graham, Director, New South Wales Treasury, Australia shared his thought on "What is PPP? Why is PPP framework necessary?" "Don't start a process unless a strong political commitment, funding, and consistent approaches to let private sector understand where they are in process and who is doing what" he said.
Dr. Fauziah Zen, Researcher, ERIA noted that there are some different situations among the ASEAN member countries-some countries in the ASEAN have too many and complicated regulations, while some still faced inadequate regulations and some countries lacked sufficient regulations.
Mr. Eleazar E. Ricote was haring the Philippines experience, recommended Cambodia to establish the clear role of the private sector, formalize PPP framework, Approval procedure, predictable procedure, necessary support systems, Keep track of performance of both private and public sectors, Communications.
The Seminar was closed by H.E. Pann Sorasak, Secretary of State of Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia. He also extended his expectation that ERIA would support Cambodia in designing applicable steps to successfully introduce PPP System in Cambodia.
Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia
Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Cambodia and Bangkok Research Center, IDE-JETRO, Thailand