Svetlana Maslova, Head of the Center for PPP Studies GSOM SPbU, has moderated the working session "The Congress of Regions". The implementation of transport projects with the involvement of private investors and the federal co-financing", held at the III Annual Conference "Transport infrastructure of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region"
The event was organized by the Directorate for Development of Transport System of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region and took place on November 8, 2016 with more than 300 participants. The business program of the event was attended by Maxim Sokolov (Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation), Nikolay Asaul (Deputy Minister of Transport), the representatives of the Governments of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, specialized agencies, professional associations and major institutions of the transport industry. Dmitry Pronchatov (Deputy Head of the Federal Road Agency) was the co-moderator of the session.
The session organized by Svetlana Maslova and Dmitry Pronchatov was a substantive discussion of topical issues on regional co-financing of road projects at the expense of "Plato", allocation of risk in the project: PPP and transport modeling in PPP projects. Key discussion issues were factors influencing the success of the PPP project in the transport sector and the attainability of its goals.
The exchange of views was attended by as known authoritative experts in the field of PPP as: Alexander Zhurbin (General Director of Strojproect Institute); A. Solodkiy (Head of the Department of Transport Systems, Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering); A. Kiselev (Deputy Head of Infrastructure Capital Department, VTB Capital); E. Bardasheva (Managing Director of PPP Center of Gazprombank); A. Zaborovskaya (Team Leader of Project Financing and Infrastructure in CIS, EY); I. Kuznetsov (Senior Manager, PWC); A. Bnatov (General Director, MMS Ltd); A. Novikov (General Director of Magistral of Two Capitals); R. Golovanov (PPP Head of the investment Committee of Saint-Petersburg); V. Bychenko (Advisor to the Governor of the Khabarovsk Region) and others.
As agreed by many participants of the session, today the Russian Government funding continues to stay important and necessary support for the implementation of PPP projects. But in the future development of PPP in Russia are seen other, non-financial forms of participation of the public partner in PPP projects.
In addition, session moderators S. Maslova and D. Pronchatov offered to the participants to answer questions of the Congress for voting within the PPP debate that provoked a lively discussion.
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Results of PPP debate see here