PPP Center

Press Release

12 October 2012


The seven-member team for the 6th Australian Political Exchange Council (APEC) Delegation visited the Public-Private Partnership Center to learn about the Philippine PPP Program last October 1, 2012.


The delegation’s visit was part of APEC’s annual exchange program in partnership with the Philippine Center for Young Leaders (PCYL) in Governance. The PCYL brings to the country young political leaders from across Australia to engage in dialogues with government officials, members of congress, political officials, business executives and community leaders to better understand the Philippine’s political system as well as its culture and history.

Dr. Andrew Laming, elected Federal Member of the Parliament of Bowman, Australia, led the delegation’s visit. Also discussed was the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF), a revolving fund with funding support from the Australian Government administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the preparation of pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and tender documents for PPP projects, and assistance in the bidding process.

During the dialogue, the delegation exchanged views with PPP Center officials on the country’s experiences on PPP structuring and implementation. They also inquired about the projects in the PPP pipeline particularly those that have been awarded and those currently up for bidding.

Other members of the delegation included James Martin, State Party Secretary of the Liberal National Party in Queensland; Michael van Dissel, Immediate Past President of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia’s South Australia Division; Kiel Shuttleworth, President of the Rising Sun Branch of the Australian Labor Party; Megan Lewis, Campaign Coordinator of the Australian Labor Party; Riccardo Garotti, member of Victoria’s Australian Labor Party; and Belinda Jane Christina Guinn, Executive Officer of APEC.