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Govt to bid out P1B ICT projects

Govt to bid out P1B ICT projects

Source: TMCnet Jul 01, 2011 (The Manila Times – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — THE Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) on Wednesday said about a billion pesos worth of projects under the six-year digital roadmap will be implemented through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. During the launch of the Philippine Digital Strategy... continue reading

Companies lining up to build infra projects after rating upgrade

Companies lining up to build infra projects after rating upgrade

Source:  Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — In Benigno Aquino’s first year as president, he has pursued tax evaders, narrowed a record budget deficit and brought the nation’s credit rating to one step from investment grade. Companies are now lining up to help with his next task — bridging an infrastructure gap. HSBC Holdings Plc. says... continue reading

Foreign companies keen on building natural-gas facilities in PHL–DOE

Foreign companies keen on building natural-gas facilities in PHL–DOE

Source:  Business Mirror SEVERAL foreign companies have expressed keen interest in building needed natural-gas facilities in the country under the Aquino administration’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, Energy Undersecretary Jose Layug Jr. told reporters in an interview on Tuesday. Among those interested to build liquefied natural-gas terminals, pipelines or even gas-fired power plants, according to Layug,... continue reading

Philippine trade, investment road show in Italy reported a success

Philippine trade, investment road show in Italy reported a success

Source:  Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — The trade and investment road show by the Philippines in Milan, Italy – the first leg- was reported to be a big success and attracted some 370 entrepreneurs in the area. The Philippine road show was promoted by the Italian Embassy in Manila, in partnership with the Board of... continue reading

Maynilad eyes infra projects under PPP

Maynilad eyes infra projects under PPP

Source: Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad), the water utility firm jointly owned by the Consunji group and Manuel Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is eyeing to invest in the government’s infrastructure projects. In an interview with The STAR, Maynilad chief executive officer Victorico Vargas said the company is interested to... continue reading

PNOY cites contribution of tourism to economy

PNOY cites contribution of tourism to economy

Source:  Philippine Information Agency ILOILO CITY, June 26 (PIA) -– President Benigno S. Aquino III admired Boracay Island as a first-time visitor to the world-famous resort island off Caticlan in Malay, Aklan. But more than this personal admiration of the “paradise island”, President Aquino recognized Boracay as a major contributor to the country’s tourism industry.... continue reading

Aquino sees up to 3M tourists in Boracay by 2015

Aquino sees up to 3M tourists in Boracay by 2015

Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer   MALAY, Aklan, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino expects three million tourists a year to flock to Boracay and the rest of Aklan when the expansion of the Caticlan airport under his administration’s public-private partnership program is completed in 2015. In a speech at the inauguration of the airport’s refurbished terminal building in... continue reading

Aquino attends inauguration of scenic island airport

Aquino attends inauguration of scenic island airport

Source:  Philippine Star BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines (Xinhua) – President Benigno Aquino III today led the inauguration of the Caticlan Airport renovation in Aklan province in Western Visayas. Aquino said the renovation of the new airport through the Private Public Partnership (PPP) could boost the tourism industry in the country. “We welcome this project of the... continue reading

Philippines’ San Miguel to spend $300 mln on airport

Philippines’ San Miguel to spend $300 mln on airport

Source:  Reuters (Reuters) – San Miguel Corp will spend $300 million upgrading and developing an international airport complex near the tourist island of Boracay in the central Philippines, and its president said it will also bid for three more airport projects. The food-to-power conglomerate plans to build a hotel and convention centre adjacent to the... continue reading

Korean companies eye BOT deal for $338-M Iloilo irrigation project

Korean companies eye BOT deal for $338-M Iloilo irrigation project

Source:  Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — The government is negotiating with two Korean firms a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement for the $338-million Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project (JRMP) which will open 12,000 hectares of new irrigated area in Iloilo. The Department of Agriculture (DA) already filed last March with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) its BOT... continue reading