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Megawide readying MCIA, PITX for post-quarantine ‘revenge travel’

Megawide readying MCIA, PITX for post-quarantine ‘revenge travel’

MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. is eyeing more improvements to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, as well as looking to develop more landports, in anticipation of a potential surge in “revenge travel” once quarantine rules are relaxed. “We are anticipating a rise in demand for the so-called ‘revenge travel’ post-quarantine,” Megawide Chairman... continue reading

Learning, Development and Public Service

Learning, Development and Public Service

By Eleazar Ricote Image courtesy of Queensland University of Technology, Australia | Impact Stories In 2010, I was enjoined to participate in the public-private partnership (PPP) project to develop and implement a capacity building program for national and local agencies. Given constraints, we had to be creative in securing external support, and thankfully the Australian... continue reading

PPP projects eyed in protected areas

PPP projects eyed in protected areas

MANILA, Philippines — The government has pushed through with a plan to develop public-private partnership (PPP) projects in protected areas in the country. The PPP Center and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) recently inked a memorandum of agreement for PPPs in protected areas. Protected areas are identified portions of land... continue reading

Operations of LRT Cavite line expected by 2024

Operations of LRT Cavite line expected by 2024

Light Rail Manila Corp. said Thursday said it expects the LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension project to start operations by the middle of 2024. “We are looking for Phase 1 to be in operation by mid or late 2024,” said LRMC head for corporate communications Jacqueline Gorospe. LRMC said Phase 1 of the 11.7-kilometer LRT-1... continue reading

Public-private partnerships seen helping PH catch up with peers on digital ecosystems

Public-private partnerships seen helping PH catch up with peers on digital ecosystems

MANILA – Public-private partnerships can help the Philippines catch up with its Southeast Asian peers in terms of creating digital ecosystems, a consulting firm said on Wednesday. Liew Nam Soon, ASEAN Regional Managing Partner at global professional services firm, EY, said the Philippines still lags its neighbors in digital ecosystems or superapps. A digital ecosystem... continue reading

LRMC says LRT-1 Cavite Extension 60% finished

LRMC says LRT-1 Cavite Extension 60% finished

THE Cavite extension project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is now 60% complete, its private operator Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) said. “The current progress for the Cavite extension is that it has reached about 60% completion,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Juan F. Alfonso said at a recent press briefing... continue reading

CCLEX update: Cebu City, Cordova sides now connected to bridge

CCLEX update: Cebu City, Cordova sides now connected to bridge

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu Cordova Expressway (CCLEX) has marked another milestone as the Cordova town and Cebu City sides of the expressway have been connected to the main bridge on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The CCLEX Corporation (CCLEC) announced on Wednesday that the connection of the two sides include the installation of earthquake proof pillars.... continue reading

Gov’t urged to pursue more PPP projects amid growing fiscal burden

Gov’t urged to pursue more PPP projects amid growing fiscal burden

THE PHILIPPINE government should consider more public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects as it faces increasing fiscal constraints due to the pandemic, experts said. Experts from international organizations, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) acknowledged that well-designed PPPs can accelerate the country’s “Build, Build, Build” program. “The... continue reading

Infrastructure spending exceeds first-half target

Infrastructure spending exceeds first-half target

LOOSER quarantine restrictions that allowed construction activities to resume helped the government surpass its infrastructure spending target by nearly 2% in the first half of the year. Data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed infrastructure and other capital outlays reached P426.6 billion between January and June, exceeding its P420-billion goal by 1.7%.... continue reading

MPTC projects to open in next few months

MPTC projects to open in next few months

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is set to complete in the coming months vital infrastructure projects that are expected to help spur the country’s economic recovery. MPTC president and CEO Rodrigo Franco said a subsection of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) spanning 7.2 kilometers linking Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange would... continue reading