Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – Railway Restructuring/Privatization
As prime contractor, RVB+A conducted studies in several countries related to the
restructuring of railways and the rehabilitation of services. The work involved
review of current technical and institutional conditions, economic performance,
and the identification of potential areas for private sector participation.
In separate studies in Bolivia and Chile, RVB+A assessed technical, market
and economic conditions of not only railways but highways. RVB+A developed
plans for the restructuring and rehabilitation of surface transportation systems, which emphasized the integration of the entire network, and considered the potential
role and/or participation of the private sector.
RVB+A also conducted a series of seminars for IDB and World Bank personnel, addressing
privatization and the setting up of concessions for transportation infrastructure and services.
The seminars addressed technical, economic,
financial and institutional issues, as well as the structuring of concession projects,
selection criteria, and institutional and legal issues.