El Salvador: Law for Public-Private Partnerships

Government will send to Congress a draft of a Law regulating Public Private Partnerships.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The law would regulate state participation in these associations, to establish parameters for private enterprises and the regulations regarding tendering and contracting procedures.

Alexander Segovia, Technical Secretary of the Presidency, said that the government intends to send the bill to Congress before the end of this month," reported the article in Laprensagrafica.com.

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El Salvador: Public-Private Partnership Law Under Spotlight

August 2011

Experts from various countries have been discussing the how to make the law successful in terms of attracting foreign investment.

Flexiblity, clarity and the inclusion of detailed processes are the characteristics that should define the new public-private partnership law whose draft version is currently being re-discussed in the country.

El Salvador: 40-year Contracts for Public-Private Partnership

May 2011

The bill submitted by the Government proposes a term not exceeding 40 years, including extensions, for public-private contracts.

The government is seeking to encourage private participation in infrastructure with the new law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

The proposal includes three types of contracts for the PPP:

Criticism of Public-Private Partnership Projects

February 2012

Representatives of employers in El Salvador say the bill submitted to the Legislature does not provide legal certainty to investors.

The draft Law on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is unsatisfactory to businesses and analysts, and they fear that if passed in its present form, there would be enormous discretion used when carrying out its regulatory functions which would not ensure legal certainty for investors .

Public-private Partnership Law in Panama

June 2011

The government wants the private sector to be more involved in the development of infrastructure and services normally provided by the state.

The project to draft the law establishing a system of public-private partnership (PPP) is now being studied by the Panamanian National Assembly.

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