PwC is directly involved in the most important infrastructure projects not only in the Czech Republic but also in the CEE region, both on the public and private sector side.
An example is the cooperation in the preparation of the financial part of the Transport Sector Strategies, Phase 2 for the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic, which is the key planning instrument for the development of transport infrastructure until 2020 with a view to 2040. Other important projects include support to SFDI in analysing the possibility of introducing electronic forms of road time charging or a feasibility study of the R4 expressway PPP project for the Ministry of Transport and SFDI.
In Slovakia, PwC is advising the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development on the largest ever transport infrastructure contract – the Bratislava D4/R7 bypass – in the form of a PPP. We would like to build on the previous successful R1 PPP project, in which we were involved as public sector advisors. We also analysed the feasibility of building and operating the prison in Rimavská Sobota in the form of a PPP for the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.
On the private sector side, we are advising on the University Hospital Bratislava PPP project in Slovakia. We have previously successfully implemented a pilot PPP project in the Slovak healthcare sector – the Diagnostic PET/CT Centre in Banská Bystrica.
Other countries in the CEE region
PwC has a regional PPP centre of expertise in Prague, whose team covers the whole of Central and Eastern Europe, from Latvia to Albania. Currently (2015), PwC’s Prague team is leading DBFO transport projects in Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Croatia, Latvia and Poland. These are mostly highway projects, airports, ports and social infrastructure.