KOCHI: Mayor Tony Chammany on Thursday said that Public Private Partnership (PPP) is good model for all the developmental activities. “We cannot carry out all the developmental activities using government fund. If the PPP model is used in a transparent way it would definitely be a good development model,” said the Mayor.
The Mayor’s comments comes a few days after the government ruled out PPP model for the ‘light metro’ projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. The government’s decision came in the wake of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) principal adviser E Sreedharan advising the authorities to take loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the project.
“Like Sreedharan, we have many other competent persons, including professionals, like Rishi Raj Singh, Elias George and V J Kurian. “There is no need to depend on a single person. All of them have the potential to perform efficiently,” the Mayor said, adding that many of the successful developmental projects in the telecom and banking sectors were carried out using the PPP model. “It is the competition in telecom and banking that prompted players in the sectors to provide quality service,” he added.