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(OWN-1434) Public Private Partnerships: A Sustainable Procurement Option for Highways

Primary Author: Dr Andries C. Hauptfleisch
Co-author(s): Dr Malene M. Campbell

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Research
Venue: 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: The problems and solutions underlying the utilization of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure development are researched. It is based on a literature survey regarding the utilization of PPPs in countries that display leadership positions. A case study, reviewing the 590 km long highway/development corridor (Maputo Development Corridor (MDC)) stretching from Gauteng, the economic heartland of South Africa, to Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, is part of the study. The case study is supported by fieldwork that includes observation, and collection of quantitative and qualitative data. The theoretical and spatial development stages of highway corridors are analyzed and the MDC comparatively assessed. Comprehensive highway development requirements and opportunities in resource-rich Africa are highlighted. This study and the subsequent conclusions regarding PPPs as financial/cost instruments to create infrastructure are thus based on literature reviews, field data, observations, analysis and comparative assessment of practical outcomes emanating from the case study.