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Proposed BOT rule changes detailed by gov’t

Proposed BOT rule changes detailed by gov’t

Source:  BusinessWorld PLANNED CHANGES to the implementation of the 20-year-old Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law were presented yesterday by the government in a bid to move the centerpiece public-private partnership (PPP) program forward. Rather than amend the law itself, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) wants to lay down an administrative basis for the PPP scheme,... continue reading

Gauging Global Reactions to the UK PFI Debate

Gauging Global Reactions to the UK PFI Debate

Infrastructure Journal Sophia Furber May 11, 2011 The PFI model has been under fire in the UK for the past 12 months. Its reputation took a fresh hit at the end of April 2011 when the National Accounts Office published a report suggesting that the UK look at alternative funding mechanisms for healthcare and other... continue reading

Western Visayas RDC endorses P23-B expanded railway project

Western Visayas RDC endorses P23-B expanded railway project

Source: BusinessWorld Western Visayas economic planners endorse P23-B expanded railway project ILOILO CITY — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Western Visayas has approved the expanded Panay railway rehabilitation project, and is set to endorse it to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), an RDC official said here recently. The project, which was initially... continue reading

LRT, MRT privatization to benefit commuters, DoTC says

LRT, MRT privatization to benefit commuters, DoTC says

Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer Transport exec cites water utility experience MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has assured the public that the private sector will do a better job in operating the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) systems—leading to better services for commuters. Transportation Undersecretary Glicerio Sicat,... continue reading

Bidding out of proposed PPP project contracts on track–NEDA

Bidding out of proposed PPP project contracts on track–NEDA

Source: Business Mirror THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) remains confident that even if only one Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project has been approved by the interagency Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), the first five projects can begin the bidding process in the first semester. The Cabinet-level ICC (ICC-CabCom) recently approved the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway... continue reading

Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed BOT Law IRR Amendments

Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed BOT Law IRR Amendments

Source:  NEDA Republic of the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority #12 Saint Josemaria Escriva Drive, Pasig City NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE BOT-IRR As Chair of the Build-Operate-Transfer  – Implementing Rules and Regulations (BOT-IRR) Committee, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is inviting the public to participate in the public hearing... continue reading

Govt secures commitments for LRT 2 extension funds

Govt secures commitments for LRT 2 extension funds

Source: The Manila Times STATE-RUN Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said it has secured commitments from local banks to finance the extension of an existing mass rail system to the port area in Manila and to Antipolo City. LRTA said it secured commitments from Philippine National Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, and Land Bank... continue reading

Thailand interested in PHL PPPs

Thailand interested in PHL PPPs

Source: Business Mirror Thailand has expressed interest in participating in the Philippines’ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program in terms of investments and in sharing its successful PPP experience with the Philippines, Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said over the weekend. In a news briefing in Jakarta on Saturday, Almendras said Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva showed... continue reading

Thailand expresses keen interest in Public Private Partnership program

Thailand expresses keen interest in Public Private Partnership program

Source:  Office of the President – News Desk Published on May 7, 2011 JAKARTA, Indonesia : The government of Thailand expressed keen interest in participating in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program of the Philippines to share their experiences and knowledge in the said project. In a press briefing here on Saturday following the opening... continue reading

Two more firms vie for P15-B deal to operate MRT-3, LRT-1

Two more firms vie for P15-B deal to operate MRT-3, LRT-1

Source:  BusinessWorld AN ITALIAN railway contractor and a local infrastructure firm are the latest companies that firmed up their interest to bid against Philippine conglomerates for the P15-billion contract to operate two existing train lines serving Metro Manila, data from the Transportation department showed. The two firms, Finmeccanica and Kempal United Corp., join 10 others... continue reading