In a recent visit to Poland, the GI Hub’s Daniel Fedson met with PKO Bank Polski and representatives of the of Muarite Investment Fund as well as senior members of the Partnerstwo Publiczno-Prywatne (PPP Unit); the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development; the Polish Development Bank (PFR); Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK); the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); and the Polish National Development Bank. The focus of the visit was to present GI Hub’s recent initiatives, including the Global Infrastructure Outlook, InfraCompass and the Global Project Pipeline tool.
One of the key topics of interest were various initiatives by the Government of Poland, including incentives, grants and subsidised loans, to promote the involvement of the private sector in future infrastructure projects. There was also a discussion of optimal risk allocation in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, with the Polish authorities expressing interest in having the GI Hub host regional workshops on the use of the Hub’s PPP Risk Allocation tool.
The parties also discussed the “Three Seas Initiative”, which involves a collaborative effort to develop better infrastructure connectivity across twelve countries in the region with links to the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas. More information on the Three Seas Initiative can be found here.