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March 2, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Panos Prevedouros, Professor, CEE UHManoa

Public Private Partnerships for Civil Infrastructure: A Primer

No less than three separate bills were submitted to the 2007 Legislature for the enactment of a PPP law in Hawaii. These bills are focused mostly on enabling private partners to join the State Department of Transportation in creating new roads, the cost of which will be partially or wholly deferred by user fees such as tolls, which can be fixed or variable according to congestion levels. In addition to roadway development, Europe and South America have long practiced PPPs for the development of waste treatment facilities, recycling facilities, pipelines and hospitals. This primer will discuss the variety of PPP schemes, sample applications and their potential in Hawaii.

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