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CCPPP Welcomes 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Posted on 12/1/2020
Mark Bain, Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, and Mark Romoff, President and CEO, are pleased to announce the Council's 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

Canada bolsters COVID-19-related support for communities and businesses, $100B economic stimulus pro

Posted on 11/30/2020
The Canadian government has tabled its fall economic statement aimed at fighting COVID-19 and protecting the health, jobs and economy of the country with up to $100 billion in stimulus spending over the next three years.

CCPPP Announces 2020 Winners of National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Posted on 11/18/2020
Vital transportation projects that are transforming the safety and boosting economic growth in communities, a regional hospital and a massive energy modernization project of national importance are among the five winners of the 2020 National Awards f

Ontario Prepares for Second Wave & the Future with Pandemic-Oriented Budget

Posted on 11/5/2020
The Ontario government has tabled its 2020-21 budget, committing $45 billion in support over three years to protect, support and recover from the devastating social and economic fallout from the pandemic.

Case Studies on Award-Winning P3 Projects Now Available

Posted on 9/23/2020
CCPPP is pleased to announce case studies are now available on three of the projects that were recipients of CCPPP's 2019 National Awards for Innovation & Excellence.

Next Generation Talent sponsorships now available for post-secondary students to join us at P3 2020

Posted on 8/26/2020
For the 10th year in a row, CCPPP is pleased to award up to 12 talented post-secondary students from across Canada the opportunity to attend its 28th Annual Conference.

Help Us Celebrate the Best in Innovative Canadian Infrastructure

Posted on 7/9/2020
Applications are now open for The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ 2020 National Awards for Innovation & Excellence.

Alberta Announces $10-Billion Infrastructure Investment

Posted on 6/30/2020
Yesterday, the Province of Alberta launched their COVID-19 Recovery Plan focused on protecting Albertans, creating private sector jobs, building core infrastructure and diversifying the economy. The plan contains a 40 per cent increase in their previ

COVID-19 Resources for the Infrastructure Sector

Posted on 5/26/2020
In recent days, CCPPP has had a chance to hear from many of our members about their concerns regarding the unprecedented impact the global pandemic is having on the infrastructure sector.

Summary from April 16 CCPPP COVID-19-Infrastructure Sector Conference Call

Posted on 4/16/2020
Summary from April 16 CCPPP Conference Call: COVID-19 & the Infrastructure Sector Joining us on the call was Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, who gave us an overvie

Summary from CCPPP April 2 Conference Call COVID-19 & the Infrastructure Sector

Posted on 4/6/2020
Summary from CCPPP Conference Call: COVID-19 & the Infrastructure Sector Thursday, April 2, 2020

Quebec Budget Goes Green, Invests $15.8B in Transit

Posted on 3/10/2020
Québec Finance Minister Eric Girard tabled a green-focused budget today, investing billions to make the province an environmental leader, including $15.8 billion for public transit projects.

New Brunswick Projects 2020-2021 Budget Surplus; Reduces Taxes on Gas and Rental Properties

Posted on 3/10/2020
New Brunswick Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $10.2-billion budget focused on lowering the province’s debt, while addressing priority areas such as health care and education

Alberta Budget Invests $19.3 Billion in Capital Projects Over Next Three Years with Emphasis on P3s

Posted on 2/28/2020
The Alberta government will invest $19.3 billion in infrastructure over the next three years, Finance Minister Travis Toews announced Thursday as he tabled the province’s $56.8-billion 2020 budget.

Nova Scotia Projects Budget Surplus; Notes Infrastructure Investments will Raise Net Debt

Posted on 2/26/2020
Nova Scotia is projecting a surplus of $55 million in the fiscal year ahead, while making commitments to spend an estimated $1.04 billion in revitalizing the province’s infrastructure, as well as tens of millions in new funding on social programs to

Balanced B.C. Budget Invests $22.9 Billion in Infrastructure

Posted on 2/18/2020
The British Columbia government will invest $22.9 billion over the next three years into its taxpayer-supported capital spending plans — the highest level in the province’s history — for new and upgraded hospitals and health facilities, highway and t

Proposed New Accounting Standards for P3s in Canada Raises Concerns

Posted on 1/22/2020
The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) has developed new requirements for recognizing, measuring and classifying infrastructure procured through a public-private partnership. As currently drafted these are lik

CCPPP Congratulates Catherine McKenna as Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Posted on 11/21/2019
CCPPP Congratulates Catherine McKenna on new role as Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Former Plenary Concessions CEO Mike Marasco Named 2019 Champion by CCPPP

Posted on 11/13/2019
Mike Marasco, a trailblazer in the field of infrastructure P3s, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Champion Award by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

Ontario 2019 Fall Economic Update Reaffirms $144-Billion in Infrastructure Spending

Posted on 11/8/2019
Ontario reaffirmed its commitment to invest $144 billion on infrastructure over the next decade in its 2019 fall economic outlook and fiscal review

Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project Wins Silver

Posted on 11/4/2019
Canada’s new national preservation facility, which will have the world’s largest automated storage and retrieval system for archival collections once completed, has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

New Toronto Courthouse Wins Silver in CCPPP’s 2019 National Awards

Posted on 11/4/2019
Ontario’s first high-rise courthouse, which is set to transform access to the justice system in downtown Toronto, has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

CCPPP Announces 2019 Winners of National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Posted on 11/4/2019
A vital all-season road connecting remote communities in Canada’s North and a cutting-edge archive that is protecting Canada’s heritage and cultural treasures are among the five winners of the 2019 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

City of Calgary’s Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility Wins Silver

Posted on 11/4/2019
North America’s largest indoor compressed natural gas bus fueling complex has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

All-Season Highway Project Wins Gold for Project Development

Posted on 11/4/2019
The Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road, one of the first P3s in North America with an Indigenous government holding a cash-funded equity stake, has won gold in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Wins Gold for Project Financing in 2019 National Awards

Posted on 11/4/2019
The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, the first new major trade link under construction between the United States and Canada in four decades, has won gold in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Alberta Tables Cost-Cutting Budget for 2019-2020

Posted on 10/25/2019
The Alberta government under Premier Jason Kenney tabled its first budget yesterday, announcing a number of cost-cutting measures aimed at growing jobs and boosting the province’s economic fortunes.

Infrastructure Ontario 2019 Market Update Unveils 32 Projects Worth More than $65 Billion

Posted on 9/10/2019
Today, Ontario Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott unveiled a pipeline of 32 public infrastructure projects worth in excess of $65 billion at a luncheon hosted by CCPPP. This is the largest commitment to P3 infrastructure in the province’s history.

Ontario Budget 2019 Commits $144 Billion for Infrastructure over Next Decade

Posted on 4/11/2019
Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli released his first budget today, outlining the key priorities of the Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford.

CCPPP Welcomes Ontario Government’s $28.5B Transit Expansion Plan for the GTA

Posted on 4/10/2019
CCPPP welcomes the $28.5 billion in public transit projects announced today by the Ontario government to help alleviate congestion in the Greater Toronto Area.

Nova Scotia Tables Balanced Budget for 2019-2020

Posted on 3/26/2019
The Nova Scotia government tabled its fourth consecutive balanced budget today, with $691.3 million for vital infrastructure projects, including highway twinning, renovating and constructing new schools, and advancing two of the largest health-care r

Quebec 2019 Budget Addresses Significant Infrastructure Needs

Posted on 3/25/2019
The 2019 Québec budget has put the spotlight on the province’s “significant infrastructure needs” by raising investments made under the Québec Infrastructure Plan (QIP) by $15 billion this year, with a total projected allocation of $115.4 billion ove

New Brunswick Tables Balanced 2019 Budget

Posted on 3/25/2019
The 2019 New Brunswick Budget, released last week, projects a balanced budget with a $23 million surplus this year and includes a capital allocation of $600.6 million with a focus on maintaining existing infrastructure and reducing the province’s deb

Saskatchewan Tables Balanced 2019 Budget

Posted on 3/21/2019
The 2019 Saskatchewan Budget, released Wednesday, projects a balanced budget with a $34.4-million surplus this year.

Budget 2019 Infrastructure Commitments include Rural High-Speed Internet and Municipal Top-Up Funds

Posted on 3/19/2019
A multi-billion-dollar commitment to help spur high-speed internet infrastructure in rural communities and a one-time top-up for municipalities and Indigenous communities are among the infrastructure-related highlights in the Government of Canada’s 2

Toronto’s Waterfront LRT Can Become Reality by Embracing Innovative Finance and Funding Solutions

Posted on 2/20/2019
If Toronto is to remain a leader in innovation and technology and attract global talent, it will need to ensure critical infrastructure keeps pace with demand.

Leading Canadian and Global Infrastructure Experts to Gather in Toronto for P3 2019

Posted on 2/5/2019
Delivering Major Transit Projects, Future-Proofing infrastructure in a Time of Climate Change and Tackling the Talent and Skilled Trades Shortage among issues to be discussed

In Era of Voter Anger Canadians Continue to Support P3s to Build Critical Infrastructure

Posted on 1/24/2019
A majority of Canadians (64 per cent) remain supportive of public-private partnerships (P3s) to build much-needed infrastructure, suggests a new Nanos Research survey.

P3 2018 to Tackle Challenges, Share Solutions in Time of Great Disruption for Global Infrastructure

Posted on 10/30/2018
Canadian and global leaders responsible for delivering some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative infrastructure projects are coming to Toronto for the world’s premier event on P3s

CCPPP to Honour Dale Richmond with 2018 Champion Award

Posted on 10/24/2018
Dale Richmond will receive the 2018 Champion Award for his “visionary and pioneering role in financing P3 infrastructure projects” across Canada, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships announced today

York University Student Housing Project Wins Silver Award

Posted on 10/23/2018
The Quad at York University has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships

CCPPP Announces 2018 Winners of National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Posted on 10/23/2018
A 500-kilometre-long transmission line boosting power to northeastern Alberta and a unique Ontario university student housing project are among the five winners of this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

Ontario’s Finch West LRT Wins Silver Award

Posted on 10/23/2018
The Finch West LRT project, one of the largest private financings of a P3 in Canada, has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

Milton District Hospital Expansion Wins Silver Award

Posted on 10/23/2018
The Milton District Hospital Expansion projecthas won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

The City of Saskatoon’s North Commuter Parkway & Traffic Bridge Project Wins Gold Award

Posted on 10/23/2018
The City of Saskatoon’s North Commuter Parkway & Traffic Bridge Project has won gold in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project Wins Gold Award

Posted on 10/23/2018
A 500-kilometre-long transmission line boosting power to northeastern Alberta has won gold in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

Leonard Brody Joins Speaker Lineup for P3 2018

Posted on 9/20/2018
CCPPP is pleased to announce Leonard Brody, an award- winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary, is joining our exciting lineup of speakers at P3 2018

Canada Infrastructure Bank President & CEO to Speak at P3 2018

Posted on 9/13/2018
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is pleased to announce Pierre Lavallée, President and CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, will be a keynote speaker at CCPPP’s 26th Annual Conference.

P3 2018 Conference to Open with Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Posted on 9/5/2018
CCPPP is pleased to announce the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, will deliver the opening keynote address at CCPPP’s 26th Annual Conference on Monday, November 5, 2018.

News Release - CCPPP Congratulates Premier-Designate Doug Ford

Posted on 7/18/2018
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) congratulates Premier-Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives on their election victory in Ontario.

Job Posting - CCPPP Director of Communications and Media Relations

Posted on 6/1/2018
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director will work closely with all parts of the organization to create and deliver innovative and compelling communications and media relations strategies that support member engagement, stakeholder outreach and

News Release - CCPPP Welcomes Inaugural President and CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on 5/24/2018
CCPPP welcomes the federal government’s appointment of Pierre Lavallée as the inaugural CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Summaries of 2018 Alberta and Nova Scotia Budgets

Posted on 5/23/2018
The Alberta and Nova Scotia Budgets included investments in infrastructure, transit and hospitals.

Federal Government Infrastructure Plan Update

Posted on 4/24/2018
Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi has presented an update on the federal government’s infrastructure plans. The government has committed a total of $186.7 billion over a 12-year period.

It’s a Plan for the Past: Analyzing the NDP Platform

Posted on 4/18/2018
CCPPP applauds the Ontario NDP for its election platform commitment to invest in infrastructure over the next decade. Unfortunately, the party’s vision for the future returns Ontario to an era of no accountability, higher costs, time delays, and zero

Saskatchewan Budget Focuses on Targeted Investments and Fiscal Restraint

Posted on 4/11/2018
Saskatchewan released its 2018-19 Budget on April 10th and focused on controlling government spending, delivering high quality service, no tax increases, economic growth, and returning towards a balanced budget.

CCPPP Indigenous Infrastructure Update

Posted on 4/4/2018
Federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott opened our 25th Annual National Conference in November with a call for the private sector to build stronger partnerships with indigenous communities and to bring new and innovative solutions to the t

Activities of Note from Governments Across Canada

Posted on 4/4/2018
There is a lot of activity happening in the infrastructure sector across federal, provincial, territorial, and indigenous governments. A few things to pay attention to over the next few weeks and months.

Ontario’s Pre-Election Budget Projects $6.7B deficit for 2018-19

Posted on 3/29/2018
Ontario’s Budget 2018 has been tabled ten weeks ahead of the provincial election on June 7th. The government commits to continuing its record investment in transit, roads, hospitals, schools, bridges and railway systems.

2018 Québec Budget Increases Planned Infrastructure Investments

Posted on 3/28/2018
The Government of Québec tabled its 2018-2019 Budget and 10-year Infrastructure Plan as a lead-up to the provincial election to be held in October. The 4th consecutive balanced budget included several spending increases in health, education and infra

Manitoba Is Not Backing Away from P3s

Posted on 3/25/2018
As the the leading voice for P3s in Canada, we whole heartedly endorse Premier Pallister and the Manitoba government’s approach to building five new schools in the province

Ontario Throne Speech Sets Government Priorities Before Election

Posted on 3/20/2018
The Ontario Government unveiled its 2018 Throne Speech, which is a prelude to its Budget that will be issued on March 28th.

CCPPP Response to Manitoba Budget 2018

Posted on 3/12/2018
The Progressive Conservative Government of Manitoba released its third budget Monday

Mark's Blog - Connecting Communities and Commerce

Posted on 3/1/2018
In 2018, Governments across Canada continue to make historic investments in rail services. The current plan is to expand the rapid transit network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area of southern Ontario.

Amendments to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act

Posted on 2/13/2018
In May 2017, the Ontario government introduced changes to the Ontario Construction Lien Act

The NDP Got It Wrong

Posted on 1/19/2018
The NDP of Ontario is simply wrong to say that Carillion’s highway and snowplowing contracts are public-private partnerships (P3s).

CCPPP Statement on the Launch of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

Posted on 11/24/2017
CCPPP enthusiastically salutes the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. This is an exciting initiative that will allow Canadian communities to take a global leadership role in this first digital century.

Manitoba Throne Speech Highlights Infrastructure Investments & P3s

Posted on 11/22/2017
Manitoba's Speech from the Throne included references to strategic infrastructure investments, public-private partnerships (P3s) and a new social impact bond program.

Québec Economic Update Increases Targeted Expenditures & Maintains Infrastructure Spending

Posted on 11/22/2017
Québec’s Economic Update noted significant improvement in the province's economy since the March 2017 Budget and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to infrastructure investments.

News Release - CCPPP Statement on CIB Board Appointments

Posted on 11/16/2017
CCPPP congratulates the inaugural members of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) board of directors. Today’s announcement is an important step that reinforces the historic commitment the federal government has made to infrastructure development.

Ontario Fall Economic Outlook Outlines Growth and Infrastructure Spending

Posted on 11/15/2017
Ontario’s 2017 Fall Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review projects improved economic growth in the next three years and highlighted several key infrastructure investment areas.

News Release - Public-Private Partnerships are not Privatization

Posted on 11/8/2017
CCPPP is kicking off its 25th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Center Hotel in downtown Toronto on Monday morning. The two day event will focus on smart, innovative, modern approaches to delivering infrastructure.

News Release - CCPPP Names Bert Clark 2017 Champion Award Recipient

Posted on 11/3/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce that Bert Clark, President and CEO, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario is the recipient of the Council’s 2017 Champion Award.

News Release - CCPPP Statement on PPP Canada

Posted on 11/3/2017
PPP Canada has been instrumental in developing a P3 approach which has contributed to Canada’s global best-in-class reputation. Among other things, PPP Canada has provided foundational support in the form of guidance and expertise.

News Release - CCPPP Announces 20th Annual National Awards Recipients

Posted on 11/2/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce the recipients of the CCPPP 20th Annual National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

Announcing The Urban Infrastructure Super Session at P3 2017

Posted on 10/24/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto will participate in the Urban Infrastructure Super Session at CCPPP’s 25th Annual

Salim Ismail to Deliver Keynote Speech at P3 2017

Posted on 10/19/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce Salim Ismail will present a luncheon keynote address at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Janice Fukakusa to Deliver Keynote Speech at P3 2017

Posted on 10/13/2017
CCPPP is pleased to welcome Janice Fukakusa, inaugural Chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) as a keynote speaker at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Toronto.

The Honourable Jane Philpott Delivers Opening Keynote Address at P3 2017

Posted on 10/4/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, will present the Opening Keynote address at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in Toronto.

CCPPP and S&P Global Report: Governments Should Consider P3 Bundling

Posted on 10/4/2017
A joint report by CCPPP and S&P Global indicates “bundling of infrastructure assets, when done correctly, has untapped potential in Canada to get more infrastructure built, faster and with savings to taxpayers.”

Introducing P3 SPECTRUM - Canada's Comprehensive Source for P3 Project Info

Posted on 9/13/2017
CCPPP is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new project database – P3 SPECTRUM. It’s the most comprehensive compendium of P3 projects in Canada.

Editorial - Private Sector Will and Must Play A Larger Role Building Public Infrastructure

Posted on 8/3/2017
The private sector will and must play a larger role in the design, build, financing, maintenance, operation and in some instances even the ownership of future projects. So it is important to understand the tools available to governments.

CCPPP Applauds Appointment of Chair of Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on 7/10/2017
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) congratulates Janice Fukakusa on her appointment as the inaugural Chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB).

Survey Reveals Trends in Operational P3 Projects

Posted on 6/14/2017
A recent international survey of operational P3 projects has revealed insights into the factors which are driving successful P3 contracts in Canada and outlined the risk factors that can compromise long-term project success.

Editorial - Building More through the Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on 5/22/2017
Canada needs more infrastructure. As presented, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be a useful tool to do just that. Some estimates suggest Canada is facing an infrastructure deficit of $1 trillion.

News Release - CCPPP Strongly Supports the CIB to be Located in Toronto

Posted on 5/8/2017
The federal government’s decision to locate the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) in Toronto is an important and welcome step forward according to CCPPP.

Government Launches Leadership Search for Canada Infrastructure Bank

Posted on 5/8/2017
As part of the Government of Canada’s historic Investing in Canada plan to invest over $180 billion in infrastructure, the Canada Infrastructure Bank is a new tool for provincial, territorial, and municipal partners to finance infrastructure.

News Release - Manitoba Studies P3 Option to Build New Schools

Posted on 5/3/2017
CCPPP applauds the Manitoba government's decision to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a P3 business case and financial advisory services to construct four new schools with a total value of more than $100 million.

Ontario Introduces Balanced Budget, Increases Infrastructure Investment by $30 Billion

Posted on 4/28/2017
Ontario has introduced a balanced budget for 2017. It increases investments by $30 billion over the remainder of the 13-year infrastructure plan, making significant investments in transportation and transit projects throughout the province.

News Release - A CCPPP Statement on the Ontario Budget

Posted on 4/27/2017
CCPPP applauds the Ontario government’s commitment to a balanced budget for 2017-18. The Council is particularly pleased to see the creation of a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan and an increase of $30 billion in infrastructure investments

The Canada Infrastructure Bank – Enabling Transformational Infrastructure

Posted on 4/18/2017
A message from Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the Canada Infrastructure Bank

CCPPP's Response to 2017 Federal Budget

Posted on 3/23/2017
CCPPP welcomes the 2017 Federal Budget and the federal government’s continued commitment to address Canada’s infrastructure deficit, targeting investments in several key areas

News Release - International Survey Launched on Operational P3s

Posted on 2/3/2017
Service Works Global (SWG), in collaboration with P3 Bulletin and CCPPP announced the launch of a new survey, exploring the operational phase of P3 projects

News Release - Newfoundland and Labrador Announces a New P3 Healthcare Facility

Posted on 1/23/2017
CCPPP supports and applauds the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and his government for committing to build a new long-term care home in Corner Brook. Construction of the facility is to begin in the fall of this year.

News Release - The Majority of Canadians Support Tolls

Posted on 1/18/2017
A recent survey conducted by Nanos Research says 64% of Canadians prefer paying tolls rather than higher taxes or going into debt in order to cover the costs of public infrastructure.

News Release - Securing Success for PPP Contracts in their Operational Phase

Posted on 11/14/2016
The publication, Cost Control and Financial Awareness in the Operational Phase of PPPs, reviews the key challenges and examines solutions for addressing them, focusing on creating strong and enduring relationships between the public and private secto