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MPTC set to build Nlex-Slex connector road at least 4 months ahead of schedule

MPTC set to build Nlex-Slex connector road at least 4 months ahead of schedule

WHILE it has yet to tap a contractor for the construction of an 8-kilometer road that will link the North Luzon (Nlex) and South Luzon Expressways (Slex), Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. plans to start building the facility ahead of schedule. Rodrigo E. Franco, the company president, said his group intends to aggressively push the construction... continue reading

City completes PPP workshop

City completes PPP workshop

The city government joined the one and a half-day workshop on public private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the PPP Center on Wednesday, August 1. The Orientation on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Concepts and Processes for the City Government of Zamboanga covered the topics of Build Operate Transfer (BOT) law, the definition, salient points, and processes... continue reading

Neda prioritizing PPP projects to entice private-sector investments in regions

Neda prioritizing PPP projects to entice private-sector investments in regions

THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is preparing a “menu” of possible public-private partnership (PPP) projects to entice the private sector to invest in various regions. In a recent briefing, Neda Undersecretary for Region Development Adoracion M. Navarro said they are encouraging more local government units (LGUs) to submit project lists. This also serves... continue reading

P25.74-b skyway extension project gets BOI perks

P25.74-b skyway extension project gets BOI perks

Citra Central Expressway Corp. (CCEC) got its P25.74-billion skyway extension project approved for incentives from the Board of Investments (BOI), according to the government agency. The BOI said on Friday that Citra Central Expressway partnered with Indonesian firm PT Citra Lamtoro Gung Persad (CLGP) to shoulder the project cost, with the local firm shouldering 75... continue reading

Infra firm to spend P100B to build cell towers

Infra firm to spend P100B to build cell towers

An infrastructure firm is proposing to build 25,000 towers within seven years in line with a new policy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to establish common towers that may be leased by all telecommunication firms in order to expand their facilities and enhance the quality of service. ISOC Infrastructures Inc., the... continue reading

MPTC’s Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas expressway project gets OPS

MPTC’s Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas expressway project gets OPS

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday granted the original proponent status (OPS) to the 50.42-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEx) project of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC). “This is one of the first projects we will grant OPS for DPWH in this administration. This is a sign that the Build Build... continue reading

MCIA serves 5.76 million passengers in first semester

MCIA serves 5.76 million passengers in first semester

The newly-opened Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) handled 5.76 million passengers for the first half of this year, a 12.50 percent year-on-year increase versus the same period in 2017 – a “remarkable performance,” in the words of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) President Louie Ferrer. “We are positive to hit the projected 11.2 million passenger... continue reading

PPP Center, PCC to strengthen review of PPP projects

PPP Center, PCC to strengthen review of PPP projects

MANILA, Philippines — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in reviewing PPP projects for anti-competition concerns. The two agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) formalizing the coordination and cooperation framework in reviewing PPP projects falling under the mandatory notification and review requirements... continue reading

DOTr reviews unsolicited proposals for regional airports

DOTr reviews unsolicited proposals for regional airports

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is reviewing the unsolicited proposals for the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and upgrade of some of the country’s regional airports, an official of the agency said. In an interview, Transportation Undersecretary for planning Ruben Reinoso Jr. said unsolicited proposals for the New Bohol International Airport in Panglao... continue reading

New policies on private infra projects expected

New policies on private infra projects expected

WITH the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), new policies on the facilitation of privately funded infrastructure projects may be created. Under the agreement, the two agencies agreed on formalizing the coordination and cooperation framework between them in reviewing PPP deals falling... continue reading