Application of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Hong Kong special administrative region - The private sector's perspective

Albert P.C. Chan, Patrick T.I. Lam, Daniel W.M. Chan, Esther Cheung

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Abstract

As part of a comprehensive research study looking at implementing PPPs in Hong Kong, a series of face-to-face structured interviews with experienced local industrial practitioners were conducted. Amongst these interviews, seven were launched with experts from the private sector. This paper presents the overall analysis of these interviews which helps the local government to understand what can be done to attract the private sector to their public works projects. The results showed that in general the private sector believed that they were a lot more efficient in mobilizing projects hence would benefit the overall outcomes. Their prime concerns were related to the government's support and uncertainties. In the context of skill and expertise, they felt totally confident In addition, the government could encourage the private sector to participate in more PPP projects, by speeding up necessary government procedures. Controversies arising from heated debates at the Legislative Council have also been a significant problem. And the private sector was more than happy to participate in these projects as long as there are clear objectives from the government and an appealing business case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
EditorsChang-Chun Feng, Ming-Xuan Yu, Zhen-Yu Zhao
PublisherThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Pages33-38
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789623676113
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2018 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 31 Oct 20083 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Conference

Conference2018 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period31/10/083/11/08

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • Infrastructure project
  • Private sector
  • Procurement
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Urban Studies
  • Architecture
  • Strategy and Management
  • Building and Construction

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