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Chile – Canada share expertise on infrastructure, BTY continues expanding Latin American presence

On the 29th of August BTY participated in the Canada – Chile Networking Seminar on Infrastructure, organized by Global Affairs Canada, the Trade Commissioner Service and the Embassy of Canada in Santiago, Chile, and hosted by Deloitte.

The seminar featured discussions on the current status of PPPs in the Canadian market, and how this approach could be used to benefit the Chilean infrastructure model.  Chile has a strong history of PPP and infrastructure development, which has primarily focused on transportation projects to date. The recently announced pipeline highlights that the country is looking to expand the use of PPPs into new sectors, including health care, airports, schools and public facilities.

BTY’s PPP & Infrastructure Director Marie Foley presented lesson learned from the Canadian experience on delivering healthcare facilities under various PPP models, including best practices in assessing, pricing and managing from multiple perspectives involved in public-private partnerships..

Also taking part in the discussion were BTY’s Director Sharlene Hay who brings a number of years experience with Latin American PPP & Infrastructure projects, as well as Madrid-based Director Fernando Sobrino with over a decade of experience in Project Management services for traditional and PPP projects.

The event is part of BTY’s strategic focus on growing its presence across Latin America. The firm has recently been engaged on projects in Peru and Ecuador to provide Technical, Environmental and Social Due Diligence, and Cost Management services.

Chile plays a critical role in the development of infrastructure in Latin America through large-scale project development, active strategic investment and critical involvement in government lead procurements. The scale of Chile’s initiative is due to a major new infrastructure fund and program that is designed to spur much-needed public works investment while kickstarting the nation’s economy.