In his speech, Andrey Antonov presented the experience of the Tomsk Region in the implementation of public private partnership projects. According to him, in 2014 the Tomsk Region was the first in Russia to pass the regional law on public private partnership, which allowed for the launch of welfare projects. Unlike framework laws of other constituent entities, the Tomsk law stipulates detailed procedures and mechanisms for the implementation of specific stages of PPP-agreements. As the Deputy Governor noted, in the frameworks of PPP implementation in the region, there are two projects on the establishment of 17 kindergartens, and the total amount of investments for both the projects is around 3 billion roubles.
Andrey Antonov stressed the use of PPP mechanisms in healthcare. Currently being implemented is the project “Reconstruction of facilities for the Bureau of forensic medical examination”. “Within the frameworks of this project the institution is to receive the premises for forensic medical research and a full circle of laboratory research for forensic medical examinations”, he noted. Currently a PPP project is being launched to create a hemodialysis center. The project stipulates the creation of 40 dialysis beds in Tomsk and 9 beds in the cities of Asino, Kolpashevo, and Strezhevoy. Medical treatment for it will be provided through the funds of compulsory health insurance.
The Deputy Governor also added that by July 1, 2016 all regional regulatory enactments, including laws, must be brought to compliance with Federal law on public private partnership. “The new law defines two PPP forms: public private partnership in the form of concession and other forms, stipulated by the law”, - he noted. The specific character of current forms is proprietary rights for the facility. “When in case of a concession, proprietary rights always belong to the concession grantor, the federal law transfers this right to the private partner”, Andrey Antonov noted, stressing the new conditions for PPP projects.
At the end of his speech, Andrey Antonov drew attention to new possibilities for the development of PPP and noted that nowadays healthcare is one of the most promising spheres for the implementation of projects, involving public private partnership mechanisms.