As a landlocked country, Moldova depends on railroad and road infrastructure for exports, which are the main growth drivers of the country. Moldova has involved the private sector in greenfield projects, divestitures and concessions in the telecom, port and power sectors since 1996.
Moldova has a PPP legal framework and the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, National PPP Council and a PPP Unit (within the Public Property Agency under the Ministry of Economy) share responsibilities around the implementation, coordination and support of PPPs.
The new Law on Concession and Other Types of PPP was passed on January 11, 2012 and replaced an earlier version. The PPP Law was drafted with a view to harmonizing the national legislation with the EU acquis. It regulates the selection procedures for concession contracts while referring to the Public Procurement Law for the award of PPP contracts.
Currently there are a few PPP projects in operation. One example is a land concession (20 years) for parking and other facilities near Chisinau Airport; another is the development of a radiotherapy center and the equipping of a diagnostic center, which was the first PPP in the country.
The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is published in the Global Competitiveness Report and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies. The GCI Infrastructure Score is a component of the overall index and covers transport, electricity and telephony infrastructure.
Brief on IFC's PPP advisory support to the Ministry of Health of Moldova to attact private investors through a PPP to modernize diagnostic imaging and radiology services for public patients at the Republican Hospital in Chisinau