Philippines: NAIA Expressway

Decades of underinvestment in infrastructure in the Philippines has created a huge backlog of projects that need to be studied, developed, and tendered, demanding resources and expertise beyond the capacity of the government. Transportation infra- structure is a significant component of the government’s focus, and to address this, IFC was hired to advise the government on the NAIA Expressway Project—a key part of Metro Manila’s urban expressway system.

Case Studies: Liefkenshoekspoorverbinding Liefkenshoek Rail Link

The port of Antwerp is the most important port in Belgium with a total turnover in freight of 190 mio annual tonnage and positive container traffic projections. The expected growth rate in freight transport is between 8%-15% by 2020. The port was served by a common railroad connection to the hinterland, causing congestion and delays. The Liefkenshoek tunnel project was designed to address this problem as the new railroad would accommodate and allow for growth (Petit, 2008). The Liefkenshoek Rail Link project is the largest Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) project in Belgium.

PortMiami Tunnel: The New Standard in Transportation Infrastructure

As construction teams and “for hire” signs first began to flood Miami-Dade County just six years ago in 2009, it signaled the beginning of an ambitious infrastructure project that would culminate in the completion of a landmark tunnel in Miami. The tunnel, which was designed in an effort to reduce traffic congestion around PortMiami, finally opened its doors (or rather raised its gates) to the public on August 3, 2014.

Guide to Model Port legislation

In the framework of the meetings of the Technical Advisory Group on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation held during the 2012 and 2013 and in compliance with the Plan of Action of Cartagena (2014-2015); a thematic proposal was discussed aimed at achieving a minimum content of port legislation with the objective to put it forward to the wider membership of the CIP.

The tool promoted by the World Bank called model of General Law on Ports has been used as a basis for the establishment of this model. Also, other tools have been considered such as UNCITRAL - Rotterdam Rules.

Airport Privatization and Economic Regulation: An Indian Experience

Airports are designed and developed to support and provide infrastructure facilities to airlines. Since many decades, the airports remained as natural and public monopolies with large economies of scale. Only recently and after the corporatization and privatization, airports come under economic regulation. Particularly, during last few decades the nature of the airport industry has undergone a drastic change.

Revenue Risk Sharing for Highway Public-Private Partnership Concessions

On July 17, 2014, the Build America Investment Initiative was implemented as a government-wide effort to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth. As part of that effort, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDO T) established the Build America Transportation Investment Center (BA TIC). The BA TIC helped public and private project sponsors better understand and utilize public-private partnerships (P3s) and provided assistance to sponsors seeking to navigate the regulatory and credit processes and programs within the Department.