amount of Rs.98 Cr. is put in these funds to undertake different technical
studies, matching support to central viability gap funding, engagement of
transaction advisors, conducting feasibility studies etc.
A dedicated PPP cell in
Planning & Coordination Department has started providing turnkey support
to line departments in project identification, prioritization,
feasibility analysis, projects structuring, financing options and bid
process management for selection of developers. Separate Project
Management Units have also started functioning in various departments.
While an empowered Committee under Chairmanship of Chief Secretary is
constituted to sanction the projects entailing investment up to Rs.500
Cr, projects entailing beyond Rs.500 Cr. is to get approval of a High
Level Authority Chaired by the Planning and Coordination Minister.
Participating in the
meeting, the Chief Secretary, Bijay Kumar Patnaik, emphasized upon
Residential Public School projects in Koraput, Keonjhar and Baripada and
the Sambalpur - Rourkela Road project and advised the concerned
departments to expedite their implementation. Suggesting that the PPP
projects should fill up viability gaps, Patnaik also advised to examine
the possibilities of intra-city and inter-city railway connectivity
The meeting held under
chairmanship of Maheswar Mohanty, Minister of Planning and Coordination,
viewed that the PPP initiatives of Government of Odisha achieved visible success with more than 12 projects made
operational and 54 projects in pipeline at different stages.
The 12 PPP projects that
have been made operational and started delivering the services include,
among others, the Dhamra Port, a few market complexes in the capital
city of Bhubaneswar, eco-tourism complexes, Important infrastructure
projects under construction are Palashpanga-Bamberi Road, Port Project
at Gopalpur, Modern Bus Terminal at Dhenkanal, Ib-Meramunduli 400 KV DC
line, Info Park and Biotech Park at Bhubaneswar, Haridaspur- Paradeep
Railway Project, Odisha Emergency medical Ambulance Service and Driving
Training Institute at Chhatia are under construction. ‘These projects
must be completed expeditiously through coordinated efforts among the
departments,’ advised the Minister of planning and coordination.