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Bulacan airport: model for green cities

Bulacan airport: model for green cities

San Miguel Corporation (SMC)’s P740-billion New Manila International Airport in Bulacan will be the first “pacesetter for green cities” in the country, addressing social and environmental concerns to be both sustainable and equitable, according to top urban planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. The “airport plus city” or “aerocity” will adopt practices that its master planner... continue reading

#MBSideTrip: CCLEX nears completion as remaining gap about to be closed

#MBSideTrip: CCLEX nears completion as remaining gap about to be closed

The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is nearing its completion as there are just only a few meters left before its remaining gap becomes fully closed. “As of today, August 25, 2021, there are just 20 meters left before the 390-meter bridge deck will be connected,” as posted by the bridge’s Facebook Page. CCLEX will... continue reading

Metro Pacific’s CALAX Silang East Interchange now open

Metro Pacific’s CALAX Silang East Interchange now open

MPCALA Holdings, Inc. announced on Tuesday the opening of the Silang East Interchange section of the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) project. “This afternoon… mabubuksan na po natin ang (we will open the) additional five-kilometer Silang East Interchange,” Roberto V. Bontia said at the opening ceremony of the expressway section from Silang East Interchange to Santa... continue reading

CALAX sub-section to cater to 5,000 motorists daily

CALAX sub-section to cater to 5,000 motorists daily

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar yesterday led the ceremonial opening of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Sub-section 5 from Silang East Interchange to Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange in Cavite. “While this pandemic may have slowed down and disrupted the implementation of projects, the Sub-section 5 or 5.14 kilometers Silang East Interchange to... continue reading

Clark airport gets award nomination

Clark airport gets award nomination

THE Clark International Airport was selected as one of the world finalists for the annual Prix Versailles awards, which recognizes the best architecture and design projects globally. In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said that among those nominated in the Prix Versailles World Finale this year are six airports, six university campuses, six... continue reading

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