Exploring Private Finance Initiative Implementation Issues in Malaysia Construction Projects: A Way Forward

Authors

  • Nor Suzila Lop Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Kharizam Ismail Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Haryati Mohd Isa Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Natasha Khalil Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2531

Abstract

Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was introduced in 2006 aimed at achieving value for money. Nevertheless, most of the PFI projects in Malaysia are currently facing difficulties in meeting the expectation. Therefore, a brainstorming workshop involving 69 PFI practitioners from diverse backgrounds was conducted to investigate the implementation issues at the operational level and strategies towards achieving the project goals. The results showed that skills and knowledge, procedures and implementation, challenges in project management, and conflict on documentation were among the issues debated among workshop participants.  “Loopholes” were identified to facilitate the improvement of the PFI project implementation in Malaysia.

Keywords: Operational Performance; Private Finance Initiative (PFI); Issues; Strategies.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2531

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Lop, N. S. ., Ismail, K. ., Mohd Isa, H. ., & Khalil, N. . (2020). Exploring Private Finance Initiative Implementation Issues in Malaysia Construction Projects: A Way Forward. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2531

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