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‘PH can grow 9 pct by doubling infra spending, pushing PPP’

‘PH can grow 9 pct by doubling infra spending, pushing PPP’

Source: ABS-CBN News American Chamber of Commerce Senior Advisor John Forbes told Business Nightly the Philippine economy can grow 9 percent a year by doubling government spending on infrastructure and pushing Public-Private Partnerships. He said the government may have been over-ambitious with its first PPP targets but is moving in the right direction. He said... continue reading

Sound processes seen key to PPP success

Sound processes seen key to PPP success

Source:  BusinessWorld Online Edition PUBLIC-PRIVATE partnership (PPP) projects are “at the core” of the government’s growth strategy for the country, but it will take sound processes to ensure their success, the Finance chief said in remarks during a panel discussion last May 3 at the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 44th Annual Meeting... continue reading

Government starts reviewing build-operate-transfer rules

Government starts reviewing build-operate-transfer rules

BusinessWorld Online THE GOVERNMENT has started reviewing rules of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) law in order to better support its public-private partnership (PPP) program. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a statement on Wednesday that its Infrastructure Committee (InfraCom) consulted earlier this month with representatives of state offices, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies... continue reading

Gov’t adds to PPP project cost, bidding stipulation

Gov’t adds to PPP project cost, bidding stipulation

Source: BusinessWorld Online FIRMS LOOKING to bid for a contract to maintain and operate two Metro Manila rapid transit railways will have to deal with stiffer qualifications, a government official yesterday said. The Light Rail Transit Line 1 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3 deals have been integrated and the cost has been increased to... continue reading

8 groups vie for LRT-MRT project

8 groups vie for LRT-MRT project

Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—Conglomerates Ayala Corp., San Miguel Corp. and Pangilinan-led infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. are among the eight groups that plan to bid for the P15-billion contract to operate two major Metro Manila train lines, government documents showed. Five foreign companies have also acquired bid documents worth P500,000 each for... continue reading

Int’l public-private partnership health center to be put up in Manila

Int’l public-private partnership health center to be put up in Manila

Source:  Embassy of the Philippines, Washington D.C. The Philippines will soon host the International Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Center on Health after the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe PPP (UNECE PPP) Center of Excellence recently approved the putting up of the said center in Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In a report... continue reading

Chinese Minister of Transport Praises Filipino Work Ethics

Chinese Minister of Transport Praises Filipino Work Ethics

Source:  DFA Public Information Service The Philippines’ Economic Managers team, headed by Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima (fourth from left), met with Chinese Minister of Transport Li Shenglin (sixth from right) on April 11. During the call of the Philippine Economic Managers’ team on the Ministry of Transport, Minister Li Shenglin said that it was... continue reading

LRT-MRT bidding moved to July

LRT-MRT bidding moved to July

Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The contract to operate two of Metro Manila’s main commuter lines will likely be put on the auction block in July, with the government now trimming down the list of groups that will be allowed to bid. Transportation and Communications Secretary Jose de Jesus said 50 foreign and local companies... continue reading

International PPP Specialist Center for Health

International PPP Specialist Center for Health

Source:  DOH Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona announced today that the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe approved the establishment of an International Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Center for Health in Manila. Ona was present during the 3rd session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Public Private Partnerships(TOS PPP), held last 18-19 April 2011 at the Palais... continue reading

NEDA clears P1.4-B tollroad project

NEDA clears P1.4-B tollroad project

Source: The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – The Cabinet-level Investment Coordination Committee under the National and Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has given the green light to the government’s first public private partnership (PPP) project involving the construction of a four-kilometer, four-lane tollroad from Daang Hari in Bacoor, Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway (Slex). Socioeconomic... continue reading