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IFC Supports Uzbekistan’s Plan to Expand High Quality Public Health Services

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, January 29, 2019 —IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Ministry of Finance’s PPP Agency, with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, are hosting a round-table to help policy makers boost access to high-quality health care services through well-structured public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
The roundtable will bring together 80 participants from Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, including senior government officials from a range of ministries and healthcare executives. It will provide an opportunity to better understand the opportunities and challenges of PPPs in the heath sector and include successful case studies from Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkey.
“The government of Uzbekistan is committed to adopting innovative approaches to help leverage the private sector to deliver efficient and high-quality public services. This event is part of a series of capacity building and networking events aimed at supporting government officials in managing and delivering PPP projects,” said Golib Kholjigitov, Director of the PPP Agency.
Cassandra Colbert, IFC Regional Manager for Central Asia, said: “This initiative is part of IFC’s support to the Uzbek government’s ongoing reforms to increase the role of the private sector in the economy. We are bringing our global experience in structuring PPPs to international standards, while helping launch a new generation of PPPs in Uzbekistan.”
As a transaction advisor, IFC is currently advising the government of Uzbekistan on a PPP to attract private investors to finance, equip, maintain, and operate several hemodialysis centers throughout the country. IFC is also helping the government of Uzbekistan structure a PPP to mobilize private sector experience and capital for the financing, construction, and operation of a 100-megawatt solar plant.
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