PPPHealth4All Persona – Askar Khoroshash, General Manager – Medical Component Coordinator, PPP Project Office of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Askar Khoroshash General Manager - Medical Component Coordinator PPP Project Office Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr. Khoroshash, during the Second PPP Investment Forum in Kazakhstan (15 October 2020),  you have presented together with Kanat Tosekbaev, General Director of the Republican Center for Health Development the pipeline of PPP healthcare projects in Kazakhstan during a session “Prospects of using off-take argeements for healthcare PPP projects”. Could you please describe main activities of the PPP Project Office?

The Project Office of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan  for priority healthcare PPP projects was established in 2019 and consists of a medical team, a technical team, and a team of project managers. Currently there are 10 specialists working in the Project Office, including 1 Chief Manager, 1 PPP Consultant, 5 Project Managers, 1 Legal Support Specialist and 2 Medical Specialists. Our experts take part in every stage of the PPP healthcare project preparation, namely in:

  1. development of project documentation phase–ensuring the quality of planning of the medical component, assistance in introducing amendments to regulatory and legal acts, preparation of sectorial and economic conclusions, initial examination of project documentation, interaction with national and foreign companies.
  2. procurement phase – assistance to the Ministry of Health in procurement procedures, preparation of a tender dossier, consultations with potential private partners, initial screening of technical proposals.
  3. contract Agreement with a private partner – assistance in entering into government obligations and reviewing the project agreement.

What PPP projects are currently supervised by The Project Office?

Let me mention some examples:

  1. Construction of a 300-bed multidisciplinary hospital in Karaganda at KSMU;
  2.  Construction of a 300-bed multi-field hospital in Almaty at KazNMU;
  3.  Construction of a 1265-bed Joint University Hospital in Almaty at KazNMU;
  4.  Construction of a 500-bed multi-profile regional hospital in Petropavlovsk;
  5.  Construction of a 600-bed multidisciplinary hospital in Nur-Sultan.
  6.  Construction of a 600-bed multidisciplinary hospital in Turkestan. 

How is from international donors are supporting development of healthcare PPPs in Kazakhstan?

In December 2019, the Kazakhstani government and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of a Comprehensive Program for the Modernization of Healthcare Infrastructure in Kazakhstan. The program envisages the construction of up to 19 new hospitals to replace 40 outdated existing facilities and the upgrade of up to 50% of the hospital bed capacity in Kazakhstan as part of the State Health Care Development Program for 2020–2025. I would like like also ackhowledge support of the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank for supporting healthcare reforms in Kazakhstan.

Many thanks for your time and let me wish you and your colleagues successful continuation of your work on healthcare PPPs in Kazakhstan!  Interview by Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Founder of PPPHealth4All

'Off-take agreements"

Chile is progressing with Buin-Paine Hospital concession

Consejo Políticas de Infraestructura announced that six consortiums submitted on 19 October 2020 their technical and economic offers for the Buin-Paine Hospital concession to construct and maintain for 19 years.

The tender is part of the second health facility concession program promoted by the government of Chile. The Buin-Paine Hospital will will be a facility with 200 beds and total area of 56,000 m2 -it will serve the inhabitants of the two communities.  Investment required is US $ 120 million.

There were nine prequalified consortia, but the choice will be made   between:

More information about the project




On October 25 begins the World Health Summit. The focus will be on the latest findings on COVID-19, new global strategies for pandemic prevention and control, the role of Europe and WHO in global health. All sessions can be accessed through individual Zoom links available in the program planner.

The opening ceremony on Sunday, 25 October at 6:00 pm (CET) with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Secretary-General Anónio Guterres, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other speakers will be available as a livestreamworldhealthsummit.org

Participation in the World Health Summit 2020 (October 25.-27.) is completely online.
– All 50 keynote sessions, panel discussions and workshops will be broadcast digitally.
– The individual Zoom links can be accessed cost-free and without registration here or directly in the program, where you also find all information on speakers and topics.

Get ready: Next Round of Hospital Partnerships Global Funding Programme

On 15 October Hospital Partnerships – Global funding programme  will be announcing its next founding round. This programme is supporting existing and new partnership projects with various health-related topics around the globe. The programme was started by BMZ  and Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) in 2017 and implemented by GIZ in cooperation. 

Who can apply?

German organisations that wish to work with health institutions in a low or middle income country on projects that will improve people’s health care on the ground. Eligible to apply are German non-profit and public health organisations, i.e. hospitals, non-profit enterprises, registered associations, non-governmental organisations and federations. On the partner side, the health institution involved must be linked to the public health system.

What kind of support is provided?

Maximum  buget  EUR 50,000 over a maximum period of two years. If follow-on funding is approved, partnerships may receive up to a total of 5 years of funding.

You may apply for funding for travel expenses, training costs and, to a limited extent, for materials and equipment, and administrative costs.

Tenative schedule

  • October 2020 Submission of applications for funding
  • November 2020 Selection of partnership projects 
  • December 2020 Notification of applicants of the success/refusal of the application
  • January 2021 Preparation and drafting of contracts
  • February 2021 Start of project implementation           

Preferred bidder named for the New Footscray Hospital, Australia

VHHSBA  has announced on 6 October 2020 the preferred bidder – Plenary Health consortium –  to enter into an exclusive negotiation with the Victorian Government to deliver the new Footscray Hospitalm the largest ever health infrastructure investment in the Victoria state, Australia

The hospital will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership, which involves bringing together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility over a period of 25 years.

The consortium includes:

The architectural design team is led by Billard Leece Partnership and Cox Architecture.

The New Footscray Hospital will feature at least 504 beds, enabling care for almost an additional 15,000 patients and an extra 20,000 people to be seen by the emergency department each year.

It will also deliver more outpatient, palliative care and mental health services ensuring the community can access quality care closer to home.

More information

Request for Proposal For Appointment of Transaction Advisor for Carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of 100 bed at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital through Public-Private Partnership

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has taken several initiatives in the recent past to meet the increasing demand and expectations for improved health care services. The PPP initiatives of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, in conformity with the National Health Policy, are intended to consolidate the strengths and utilize resources of both the partners for improving the availability, accessibility and quality of health care services for the entire population. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust now intends to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in PPP mode for greater access to quality health care services for the employees and by the population at large. Accordingly, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wishes to establish a 100 bed Hospital within the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital, through PPP. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is willing to procure the services of a Transaction Advisor (TA) for carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of the above initiative. JNPT invites bids for “Transaction Advisory services for Carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of 100 bed at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital through Public Private Partnership (PPP).”  More information

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Request for Qualifications for Grandview Children’s Centre PPP Project in Canada

Infrastructure Ontario and Grandview Children’s Centre have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams to design, build and finance the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project.

The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team to help deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

About the Project:

The vision for the new Grandview Children’s Centre is to support the seamless and coordinated provision of family-centred care for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs and their families in the Durham Region. The new Grandview will be an open, welcoming and inclusive community based paediatric facility supporting an integrated mix of rehabilitation, medical and clinical services, education and research activities.

Once complete, Grandview will consolidate its existing main site in Oshawa and multiple satellite locations into the new purpose-built facility located on 5.6 acres of land donated by the Town of Ajax. Grandview will maintain three satellite locations to reduce extensive travel times for some clients and their families.

PPPHealth4All Persona-Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin

We talked today with Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin,  the Chairman of the Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence and the Chair of Executive Committee of the Istanbul PPP Week since 2015.

-Dr. Aydin, this year you are organizing  aleady the 5th Istanbul PPP Week. Could you please tell us more about it?

-Annual Istanbul PPP Week will be held on 2-5 November 2020. This year we are going virtual because of Covid-19. It’s a great opportunity to meet the world’s top PPP experts, high-level decision makers, heads of PPP Units, businessmen and representatives of the leading construction companies. The main topic of this year’s event is “Reshape PPP Together: Infrastructure Economy Beyond the Pandemic”.

-This year Istanbul PPP Week is going to be a virtual event.  What are main changes and new formats?

-We will have interactive sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions to the experts and learn more about the PPP projects. One of the features is that we will have special discussion rooms where experts can gather separately from the other participants. Also heads of PPP Units from the entire world will present their project pipelines  and this will be a great chance for private companies to learn about forthcoming opportunities.

-Which international organizations will be speaking at the conference this year?

-Our speakers are from the government authorities of varios countries and representatives of the following organizations: Ministry of Trade of Turkey,  Global Infrastructure Facility, EBRD, IsDB, IFC, IMF, OECD Infrastructure forum, GIHub, Meridiam, DEIK, Istanbul PPPCOE and many others.

We are inviting all PPP practitioners and experts to this gathering of PPP community. This year at the event, we will start to our new “PPP Talks” project as well.

Interview organised by Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, PPPHealth4All

Istanbul PPP Week has become one of the top PPP events in the world. We are proud to be partners and support this international conference.

Invitations for Expression of Interest for Frankston Hospital Redevelopment Project in Victoria, Australia

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The Victorian Government is investing $562 million to deliver the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment. The project will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Partnerships Victoria Framework. Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consortia to design, construct, finance and maintain the redeveloped Frankston Hospital.

he redevelopment will transform services by delivering a multi-level tower with capacity for an additional 120 beds and two new operating theatres.

A new main entrance will support better wayfinding for patients and visitors. Construction of the acute services tower will consolidate and enhance inpatient services and provide dedicated space for mental health services and a new oncology ward.

With more families choosing to make Frankston home, the redevelopment will also deliver expanded women’s and children’s services. These will include a new maternity ward, obstetrics ward, women’s clinic, paediatric ward and special care nursery.

A bigger and better Frankston Hospital will ensure Peninsula Health continues to provide exceptional care to a growing community for generations to come.