Logistics and Transport Management
Constraints for the Public Private Partnerships in the Tanzania Transport Sector: A Case of Selected Port and Railway Projects
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Public Private Partnership, PPP Financing, Transport Sector Financing
Tanzania's government creates an enabling environment for PPP projects; however, many Contracting Authorities continue to implement projects using conventional financing mechanisms. The study aimed to explore constraints in implementing PPP projects. The study examined the nature of ongoing PPP transport projects whereby respondents were purposefully selected from the target population of 150 PPP stakeholders. Questionnaires and interview guides were applied to collect data. IBM SPSS was used to analyse the data. The study confirmed constraints in PPP project implementation including limited access to finances, misinformation by private partners and high transaction costs. The study concluded that many Tanzanian Contracting Authorities are not adequately using the PPP financing approach to implement projects. The study, among others, recommends financial support to the private sector to undertake PPPs and intensify PPP courses for stakeholders.