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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

San Miguel’s Bulacan airport to open in 2027, says DOTr

San Miguel’s Bulacan airport to open in 2027, says DOTr

Land development work for San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) Bulacan airport is expected to be completed in about two years, which will then be followed by the actual construction of the new international aviation gateway, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). On Wednesday, the DOTr told the reporters that land development for the P735-billion New... continue reading

CCLEX wins top award in CEMEX Building Award 2022

CCLEX wins top award in CEMEX Building Award 2022

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) won First Place in the Infrastructure International Category of the 2022 Premio Obras CEMEX or the CEMEX Building Award 2022, announced during the ceremonies held at the Hyatt Regency Polanco in Mexico City recently. CCLEX, currently the longest bridge in the country at 8.9 kilometers, was built by the Cebu... continue reading

ING says it’s ready to finance PPP infra projects

ING says it’s ready to finance PPP infra projects

Dutch multinational banking giant ING is optimistic about the growth prospects in the Philippines, as it expressed intent to finance public private partnership (PPP) projects. In an interview with GMA News Online, ING Philippines country head Hans Sicat said the bank is “very active in terms of looking at the various infrastructure-related projects.” Asked if... continue reading

Aboitiz Group sets sights on more regional airports

Aboitiz Group sets sights on more regional airports

The Aboitiz Group plans to participate in the privatization of more regional airports under the government’s public-private partnership program, after sealing a landmark deal to acquire shares in GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp., the developer and operator of Mactan Cebu International Airport. Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc., the infrastructure arm of the group, said it would look... continue reading