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ACCIONA advocates public-private partnerships to renew Spain’s infrastructures

11/14/2019
  • Delegates at the event entitled “Bipartisan agreement on infrastructures and mobility” organised by the newspaper Expansión discussed investment priorities in Spain in the infrastructure sector, as well as existing formulas for tackling with this, prioritising efficient and resilient solutions that offer greater social, economic and environmental value

Huberto Moreno, managing director of the construction business of ACCIONA, took part in the event entitled “Bipartisan agreement on infrastructures and mobility” organised by the newspaper Expansión on 30 October.

During the event, officially opened by the acting Minister of Public Works, Jose Luis Ábalos, delegates discussed the need to reach a bipartisan agreement on infrastructures that will safeguard the minimum investment needed to renew and maintain Spain’s infrastructures regardless of political or economic changes.

During the discussion panel, which also involved Julian Nuñez, manager of SEOPAN; Rosa Vidal, managing partner of Broseta; Philippe Dessoy, chairman of the EIC Association; and Antonio Sánchez, lead partner for the construction and services sector at PWC, Huberto Moreno highlighted the responsibility that private companies must take on to ensure the development of sustainable and resilient solutions.

Delegates also discussed investment priorities in Spain in the infrastructure sector and existing formulas for dealing with this, including increasing funding and prioritising efficient and resilient infrastructures that offer greater social, economic and environmental value.

To achieve this, the first step must be the creation and real application of a system that is not just based on price, but also prioritises objective cost-benefit criteria.

During his talk, Huberto Moreno advocated public-private partnerships as a funding alternative to cover these shortfalls for infrastructures in the country, especially for water, as well as in areas such as waste treatment and urban mobility and transport.

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