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Uruguayan officials invited to London to learn about Public-Private-Partnership

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 08:50 UTC
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Uruguayan representatives visited two educational institutions in London: Jo Richardson School and the Priority School Building Program. Uruguayan representatives visited two educational institutions in London: Jo Richardson School and the Priority School Building Program.

Uruguayan representatives of public entities who travelled to the United Kingdom and Brazil fed back on their experiences on Public-Private Partnership in an event held in the central office of the National Development Corporation (CND) in Montevideo.

 Members of the Planning and Budget Office (OPP), the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), the Uruguayan Institute of Childhood and Adolescence (INAU) and the CND took part in the dialogue.

The Uruguayan representatives who travelled to London found the experience very productive. They visited two educational institutions: Jo Richardson School and the Priority School Building Program. Jo Richardson School has functioned as a PPP for more than 4 years. The Priority School Building Program consists of building new primary and secondary level education centres, as well as refurbishing existing schools in need of repair.

Silvana Tayler, economist from the Planning and Budget Office, assured that the visit was “a very good experience”, and outlined that one of the lessons she will apply in Uruguay is “the clarity, specificity and standardization of contracts between public and private bodies”.

On the other hand, Gabriela Tobías, lawyer from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, pointed out that there are differences between the British Treasury and the Uruguayan Ministry; the strictness and compliance of contracts in the United Kingdom is something Uruguay should learn from.

ANEP lawyer Martín Tomé stated that “the long-term implementation is vital for the correct functioning of PPP”. He believes it is important for the investor to work with apolitical offices, such as those seen in the United Kingdom. This reduces the risk of conflict between public and private sectors in the British PPP model.

Finally, ANEP Architect Mario Corrales said that, among all the aspects concerning educational building infrastructure, it is important to plan to ensure that local communities can share the facilities.

Categories: Politics, International, Uruguay.

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  • ChrisR

    “the strictness and compliance of contracts in the United Kingdom is something Uruguay should learn from.” she should have added that contracts in Uruguay should be written in English.

    Having lived here for nearly five years the one thing that westerners have to get used to is 'the law'.

    Uruguay has all the laws plus some that an advanced society needs to function BUT in many cases there are no means to enforce the law in any meaningful way.

    The other thing that the 'children who rule us' cannot get their head around is that there are only 3.3M men, women and children (and 250,000 economic argies, in other words they don't pay taxes) in the country. Greater London alone is more than 2.5 times bigger yet we have all the trappings of a country 10 times bigger. That would be great if it worked.

    My local 'council' met last year, just before they were chucked out of office at the elections, to 'decide what the holders of foreign driving licences are allowed to drive in our region' even though the national law is very clear. Small minded people jealous of the National Law.

    Being a judicial system (no jury) to 'decide' matters leaves everybody open to legal abuse. Anybody can bring a complaint locally and you have to take these seriously because your entire wealth and your house can be up for grabs.

    Great country, spoilt by 'children' ruling it. Still, it seems the Broad Fraud are self-destructing because of all the finance frauds which took place under Pepe and they weren't given a slice.

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 12:42 pm 0
  • georgeneurus

    FOR 5 YEARS AND STILL CANT MANAGE THE LANGUAGE?? JEEE, YOU MUST BE THOSE WHO MIGRATE TO ANOTHER COINTRY FOR 30 UYEARS AND NEVER LEARN SHIT-JEEEEE

    Dec 29th, 2015 - 12:02 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. English is THE global language. Only peasants and the poor speak the local gibberish.

    Dec 29th, 2015 - 01:06 pm 0
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