Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people’s well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better
Infrastructure is at the heart of lives and livelihoods. It can enable schools and hospitals, businesses and industry, and access to jobs and prosperity. In developing countries, however, disruptions to infrastructure are an everyday concern, reducing opportunities for employment, hampering health and education, and limiting economic growth.
In low and middle-income countries, direct damages from natural hazards to power generation and transport alone cost $18 billion a year, cutting into the already scarce budget of road agencies and power utilities. But the main impact of natural shocks on infrastructure is through the disruptions they impose on people and communities, for instance, businesses unable to keep factories running or use the internet to take orders and process payments; or on the households that don’t have the water they need to prepare meals or on people unable to go to work, send children to school, or get to a hospital.
Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in coordination with regional and city administration/council owners of the Lviv International Airport,Kherson International Airport,Chernivtsi International Airport and Zaporizhia International Airport is interested in exploring options to bring private sector financing and expertise into the rehabilitation, expansion and operations of the country’s airport sector, in order to improve service and reduce subsidies. to that end, the Global Infrastructure Facility, the International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are supporting the MIU and the regional and city administration/councils in conducting a preliminary assessment of options to attract private sector participation in the rehabilitation and expansion of the Airports. IFC and EBRD will procure and manage specialized technical and legal consultants for the assessment, supervise their work,and manage interactions with the public sector clients.
Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate risk.
When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses, and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.
The World Bank is answering the call with unprecedented support to the transport sector in small island states. A total of eight transport projects have been approved in SIDS over the last year, all of which include a resilience component.
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the consultancy is to support the preparation of Dhaka Public Transport Improvement Project (DPTIP) by i) assessing and improving institutional regulatory framework and client capacity to increase private sector participation in the public transportation sector in Dhaka; and ii) assessing and recommending specific PPP options and business-financial models for the operation of the feeders associated with the BRT line from Gazipur to Mohakhali, for the associated BRT infrastructure and for the operations of the city-wide bus service. The extent of PPP potential must be well assessed and structured based on client capacity, similar experiences in Bangladesh, the relative appetite of banks and investors in Bangladesh to invest in the transport sector (including through the exploration of financing options such as leasing), and the cost/access to finance for private operators and investors.
Deadline: 04-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GoZ) has received grant funding from the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), administered by the World Bank, for the above-mentioned assessment.
The World Banks Transport Global Practise (Transport GP), on behalf of the GoZ, represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Public-Private Partnerships Department (PPPD), the Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) as well as Zambia Airports Corporation, Ltd. (ZACL), seeks to appoint a consulting firm to conduct an assessment, build the evidence case and support Government decision making with respect to the development and procurement via PPPs of a number of priority infrastructure investments in the countrys aviation sector.
The objective of GoZs PPP-drive in the aviation sector is to improve the level of service, increase efficiency and financial performance to maximize both the value of newly built airport infrastructure assets to potentially offset the financing costs as well as foster additional/new capital investments. GoZ included the following four Airports, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at Lusaka, Harry Mwaanga Nkhumbula International Airport at Livingstone and the proposed expansion of the airports at Solwezi and Mfuwe, in the assessment. Continue reading →
Deadline: 16-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this study is to carry out an engineering pre-feasibility analysis of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in the “Foz do Rio Itajai” metropolitan area in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project consists in the implementation of a greenfield BRT system with a network of five BRT corridors and six priority bus lanes, which is expected to support a ridership of 525,000 passenger trips per day by 2030. The objective of this study is to: (i) review and validate existing pre-feasibility engineering studies, (ii) further develop the preliminary project design, (iii) estimate capital and operational costs; and (iv) provide technical recommendations for the subsequent phase.
Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. Specifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.
Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was unimaginable that East Shanghai, or Pudong, would one day become a global financial centre; that its futuristic skyline, sleek expressways, and rapid trains would one day be showcased in blockbusters like James Bond and Mission Impossible movies! It was also unimaginable that the Shanghainese would consider living in Pudong.
How wrong that would have been! Pudong is now hosting some of the world’s most productive companies, and boosting some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. And Shanghai has become China’s most important global city, lifting the entire hinterland with it.
Deadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.
Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is engaging with the City of Buenos Aires in several transportation projects across the city. One of them is aimed to provide technical assistance to improve the existing public bicycle transport system ECOBICI.
The advisory project will analyze bicycle path solutions, potential roadway sections where the Government should implement bicycle facilities and recommend locations of future public bicycle stations.
IFC is searching for a consulting firm with extended knowledge and experience in public bicycle solutions to undertake these studies