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NLEX connector completed by Q2

NLEX connector completed by Q2

NLEX Corp. is on track to finish the construction of the entire 8-kilometer North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) connector road project by the second quarter of 2023. The first section from Caloocan Interchange on C3 Road to España Interchange in Manila will be completed in October and operational by December this year, said J. Luigi Bautista,... continue reading

ADB extends technical assistance to water project in Negros

ADB extends technical assistance to water project in Negros

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending technical assistance for the development of a bulk water supply project in Negros Occidental through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The PPP Center said the multilateral lender through the Southeast Asia Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Policy Facility, has extended technical assistance to the... continue reading

Baguio eyes PPP deals for more parking buildings

Baguio eyes PPP deals for more parking buildings

BAGUIO CITY – The city government here is looking into entering public-private partnership (PPP) agreements for the construction of parking buildings to address roadside parking issues and ease traffic congestion. Donna Tabangin, city planning officer, said Friday investors will be invited for the projects in case the city’s resources will not be enough to fund... continue reading

NegOcc needs investors for bulk water supply project

NegOcc needs investors for bulk water supply project

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental’s provincial government is looking for investors for its proposed bulk water supply project through a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. “We really need a PPP. We’re hoping that there will be willing investors from the private sector. (Though) we have not finished the study yet,” Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson told reporters... continue reading

PBBM eyes private sector cooperation on infra, water, energy

PBBM eyes private sector cooperation on infra, water, energy

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday met with the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) to explore possible cooperation for the development of infrastructure, water, and energy sectors. The Office of the President (OP), on its official Facebook page, shared several photos taken during Marcos’ meeting with PSAC at Malacañan Palace in Manila.... continue reading

MRT-7 extension to 2 more Bulacan towns eyed

MRT-7 extension to 2 more Bulacan towns eyed

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is open to extending the construction of the Metro Rail Transit-7 (MRT-7) to two more municipalities in Bulacan. During a hearing, DOTr Undersecretary for railways Cesar Chavez told the House committee on transportation that the railway could reach the populated towns of Santa Maria and Norzagaray. Chavez... continue reading

Bulacan solon gets positive commitment from DOTr on MRT-7 extension

Bulacan solon gets positive commitment from DOTr on MRT-7 extension

Bulacan 6th district Rep. Salvador Pleyto Sr. has managed to get a commitment from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to at least look into the possibility of extending the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-7 to two more municipalities in Bulacan, namely Norzagaray and Sta. Maria. This took place during a recent hearing of the House Committee... continue reading

Revised BOT rules out by end-Sept.

Revised BOT rules out by end-Sept.

AMENDMENTS to the controversial implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law are expected to be released before the end of September, Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said. “I’m not at liberty to divulge [yet] but there’s a committee and we plan to do this within the first 100 days of the president…... continue reading

Kennon Road rehab deal seen signed next year; future toll road to be operated by private partner

Kennon Road rehab deal seen signed next year; future toll road to be operated by private partner

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it expects to sign a contract with a private partner for the P11.5-billion Kennon Road rehabilitation project in April, which will result in its modernization and reconfigure it as a commercially operated toll road. The feasibility study was still being finalized as of July, the DPWH... continue reading

Private sector bids sought for regional airports’ O&M

Private sector bids sought for regional airports’ O&M

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will ask the private sector to participate anew in the bidding for the operation and maintenance of several regional airports in the country. Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said DOTr will review the bidding through public-private partnership (PPP) of regional airport projects, which include the Panglao Bohol International Airport, Iloilo International... continue reading