PPP Law Approval

Public-Private-Partnerships hold the promise of increasing Kosovo’s infrastructure supply without overburdening the Government’s finances.  An infusion of private capital and management into public works and services can ease fiscal restraints and boost efficiency, while simultaneously providing for new infrastructure and services.

 

The proposed PPP law aims to create an enabling framework for infrastructure and service Public-Private-Partnerships and Concessions in all economic sectors (transport, health, education, energy, municipal works, etc.).[1] 

 

The Law was drafted with the support of international experts (USAID).

 

The Law was written in accordance with international best practices and is fully compliant with, amongst others, the following international norms:

 

United Nation’s Center for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Legislative Provisions for Privately Funded Infrastructure Projects;

 

EBRD Core Principles for Modern Concession Laws;

 

European Commission Guidelines for Successful Public-Private Partnerships (2003); and

 

2005 European Commission Communiqué on Public-Private Partnerships and Community Law on Public Procurement and Concessions.

 

In accordance with international best practices, the Law also establishes the institutional framework for PPP, including the “PPP Inter-ministerial Steering Committee” (PPP-ISC) and the PPP Unit.

 



[1] Note:  The law does NOT include mining rights, as that is already covered in existing legislating.  It is NOT best practices to include the award of mining and subsoil rights in an infrastructure and service PPP law.

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