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DPWH pushes for P94-B Cebu expressway

DPWH pushes for P94-B Cebu expressway

The government is ramping up efforts to start the bidding process for the 73.7-kilometer (km) Metro Cebu Expressway project, which is currently under review, according to an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Maria Catalina Cabral, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Services, told reporters on... continue reading

DPWH pushes BOT Law changes

DPWH pushes BOT Law changes

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will ask Congress to amend the Build-Transfer-Operate (BOT) Law and extend the period for challenging unsolicited proposals. Public Works Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral said the DPWH would soon submit a set of proposed revisions to the BOT Law as part of the Marcos administration’s... continue reading

Unlocking ‘trillions’ in private sector funds: Panel okays new law on PPP

Unlocking ‘trillions’ in private sector funds: Panel okays new law on PPP

The House Committee on Public Works on Thursday approved a new Public Private Partnership law, which seeks to unlock “trillions” in corporate and private sector funds for infrastructure projects in the country. House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Joey Sarte Salceda, one of the authors of the bill, said funds from the PPP law... continue reading

Lawmaker announces public-private partnership for free dialysis treatment

Lawmaker announces public-private partnership for free dialysis treatment

As P17 billion in Philhealth dialysis claims payments seen this year, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations on Thursday announced the launching of a public-private partnership project (PPP) to assure patients ready access to free, state-of-the-art dialysis treatment. Quezon City Rep. Marvin Rillo said a PPP was launched amid a chronic kidney disease... continue reading

House panel OKs bill strengthening public-private partnerships

House panel OKs bill strengthening public-private partnerships

MANILA – The House Committee on Public Works on Highways approved on Thursday a measure that would strengthen public-private partnership (PPP), which is a legislative priority of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as mentioned in his first State of the Nation Address. The House panel, chaired by Surigao del Sur Rep. Romeo Momo, approved the... continue reading

Gov’t gauging level of private interest in EDSA busway, north rail PPPs

Gov’t gauging level of private interest in EDSA busway, north rail PPPs

THE government is consulting the private sector on how to make two key transportation projects more attractive to potential public-private partnership (PPP) investors, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said. The transportation projects up for PPP include the busway system project along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the North... continue reading

House panel OKs bill mandating agencies to pursue PPP projects as priority

House panel OKs bill mandating agencies to pursue PPP projects as priority

The House public works and highways panel on Thursday approved a bill mandating government agencies to pursue public-private partnership (PPP) projects as priorities and remove bottlenecks in implementing them. Under the proposed PPP bill authored by House Ways and Means panel chairperson Joey Salceda of Albay and Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto of Batangas, government agencies... continue reading

Marcos admin eyeing amendment to ‘right-to-challenge’ process for unsolicited projects

Marcos admin eyeing amendment to ‘right-to-challenge’ process for unsolicited projects

The Marcos administration is pushing for amendments to the Build-Operate-Transfer Law, such as changing the right-to-match or “Swiss challenge” process for unsolicited proposals in a bid to attract more public-private partnership projects. “We will improve the unsolicited proposal system, allowing more unsolicited proposals for priority projects,” Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Undersecretary Maria... continue reading

LRT1 Cavite extension on track to start operations in September 2024

LRT1 Cavite extension on track to start operations in September 2024

The delayed extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) to Cavite is set to start operations in September 2024, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Monday. In a statement, the DOTr said construction of the stations of the LRT1 Cavite Extension is ongoing, with the Dr. Santos station at 48.03%, the Ninoy Aquino... continue reading

PPP Center pushes creation of Department of Water Resources

PPP Center pushes creation of Department of Water Resources

MANILA, Philippines — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center is pushing for the creation of the Department of Water Resources to help in the implementation of projects in the water sector. During the Water Challenge Forum organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, PPP Center executive director Ma. Cynthia Hernandez said the agency... continue reading