Aninver presents in Colombia the current situation of Railways PPPs
This week Aninver had the opportunity to present at the Central Headquarters of the Colombian Society of Engineers the current situation of Railways Public-Private Partnerships in the world and the latest trends
This week we had the opportunity to present at the Central Headquarters of the Colombian Society of Engineers the current situation of Railways Public-Private Partnerships in the world and the latest trends, as part of our collaboration with our friends from UG21 Engineering, a great Andalusian Engineering firm with headquarters in Seville and offices in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama.
Aninver´s research has identified 145 new railway PPP projects in the period 2019-23. Asia is the most relevant region with 57 projects (39% of the total). In Latin America, 19 projects (13%) have been identified.
Metro systems, with 70 projects (48% of total railway PPP projects) constitute the main category, followed by Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems, with 43 projects (30%). On the contrary, despite their relevance in metropolitan areas, Commuter Rail projects have been very minority (only 6 identified). High Speed lines, especially in Asia and Europe, have gained greater relevance with a total of 27 projects.
In the Metro category, Asia is the continent with the highest number of projects, with 29 new lines or systems. They are followed by Latin America with 14 and Europe with 13. In the LRT category, Asia stands out, with 14 new projects, and North America, with the same number.
In summary, we can say that, despite the high investments required and the frequent public support that railway PPPs require both in the form of investment and operation subsidies, railway PPPs are currently in good health at a global level.
This research used data from InfraPPP by Aninver the leading online platform for infrastructure and investment finance, with a particular focus on public-private partnerships worldwide, and a propietary market intelligence tool of Aninver. Thanks to its expertise and international network, InfraPPP plays an essential role in advising and supporting public and private players involved in infrastructure projects. At the same time, Infrappp is part of Aninver Development Partners, a business advisory group that works to assist public authorities, DFIs and private clients around the world, in fact some of its main clients are the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, with whom it has developed several infrastructure and PPP projects.
See the conference (in Spanish) here (min. 14:50):