The Saudi-British Joint Business Council (SBJBC) at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) organized a workshop on infrastructure, pertaining to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in large enterprises.

Chairperson of the Saudi side of SBJBC, Eng. Nasser Al Motawa, noted that the workshop focused on seeking the best practices to implement PPP enterprises, technically, financially, and legislatively. He mentioned that both sides agreed to communicate with government agencies, particularly the Minister of Commerce and Investment, and Minister of Economy and Planning, to present them with the results of the workshop.

Eng. Al Motawa noted the caliber of participants in the workshop, which included representatives of the National Program to Support Project Management in Public Entities, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Arriyadh Development Authority, and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. In addition to leading British companies that specialize in investments and implementing large enterprises, engineering offices, and members of the executive committee and SBJBC from both sides.

The workshop included an extensive discussion on planning, financing, implementing, and managing infrastructure projects in the Kingdom; studying PPP examples in implementing high quality infrastructure projects in terms of planning and technicality; and transferring local and international knowledge and technologies that help enhance the sector.

Source: CSC