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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

ADB, Australia, Canada support PPP push

ADB, Australia, Canada support PPP push

Source: Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines – The Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the support of Australia and Canada, are helping the Philippines clear obstacles to public-private partnerships (PPP), paving the way for increased private investment in infrastructure. Grants of $1.5 million from ADB and $7 million from Australia, through the Australian Agency for International Development... continue reading

12 firms eye railway deal

12 firms eye railway deal

Source:  Manila Times TWELVE firms, including three of the Philippines’ biggest conglomerates, are vying for the multibillion-peso contract to operate and maintain the two mass rail systems in Metro Manila, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The DOTC identified the bidders as Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp., Ayala Corp., San Miguel Corp.’s... continue reading

Tarlac farmers to benefit from Balog-Balog irrigation project

Tarlac farmers to benefit from Balog-Balog irrigation project

Source:  Department of Agriculture Thousands of Tarlac farmers tilling over 34,000 hectares are bound to benefit next year and beyond with the completion of the Balog-Balog Irrigation Multipurpose Project (BIMP) phase 1 by year-end. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has instructed the National Irrigation Administration to fast-track the project which will irrigate a total of... continue reading