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NLEX says connector to España now 80% complete

NLEX says connector to España now 80% complete

The first five-kilometer section of the North Luzon Expressway’s connector between Caloocan Interchange on C3 Road and the future España Interchange in Manila is now 80% complete, the toll road’s operator NLEX Corporation said Wednesday. In a statement, the company said the project is seen to have a “positive impact on the traffic conditions in... continue reading

DPWH proposes expressway spanning 3 Panay provinces

DPWH proposes expressway spanning 3 Panay provinces

ILOILO CITY –Three provinces in Panay island are expected to benefit from the proposed Iloilo-Capiz-Aklan Expressway Project (ICAEx), included in the priority projects of the national government to be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP). The proposed project was presented to Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. by officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways... continue reading

Neda seeks Ledac meet to lobby for key bills

Neda seeks Ledac meet to lobby for key bills

The Marcos administration will soon convene the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) to lobby for its proposed priority pieces of legislation, including a Department of Water Resources they hoped to be established during the current 19th Congress. After last Friday’s Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) economic briefing, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said in... continue reading

NEDA: Private sector crucial to sustained, inclusive growth

NEDA: Private sector crucial to sustained, inclusive growth

MANILA, Philippines — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) emphasized the important role of the private sector in achieving sustained and inclusive economic growth. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan told members of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) that the private sector is seen playing a crucial role in the current administration’s aim... continue reading

Plans underway to review IRR of BOT

Plans underway to review IRR of BOT

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reiterated that plans are underway to review implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law. During the Management Associations of the Philippines Economic Briefing and General Membership Meeting, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said that reviewing the amended BOT Law IRR would address the issues raised... continue reading

Balisacan urges bigger private sector role in employment, infrastructure

Balisacan urges bigger private sector role in employment, infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines—The country’s chief economist on Friday (Aug. 19) urged the private sector to play a bigger role in job creation and infrastructure development to help the economy sustain high growth. “We see the private sector playing a significant role in bringing in the necessary investments that will lead to high-quality job creation, increasing the... continue reading

NEDA: PPP can maximize demographic dividend with more higher-quality jobs

NEDA: PPP can maximize demographic dividend with more higher-quality jobs

MANILA – Getting the private sector to invest further in the Philippines can help the country maximize the “demographic dividend” it now enjoys, Socioeconomic Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said on Friday. “The country is entering what we call the demographic dividend, in recent years, the working age population is growing faster than the total population. What... continue reading

Government eyes review of BOT Law IRR next month

Government eyes review of BOT Law IRR next month

MANILA, Philippines — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is hopeful the review of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law can begin by next month. “We have already received the President’s directive to review the IRR of the BOT law. We are presently awaiting the convening of the committee... continue reading

PH banks on PPPs for better infra, jobs

PH banks on PPPs for better infra, jobs

The Marcos administration is banking on public-private partnership (PPP) projects for the creation of more and higher-quality jobs as well as upgrading the country’s infrastructure. In his speech at the 2022 Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines-San Miguel Corp. Economic Forum in Manila yesterday, Balisacan said PPPs will be used to address the binding constraints... continue reading

Amendment to PPP rules and regulations pushed

Amendment to PPP rules and regulations pushed

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the government is planning to amend the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law to improve the investment climate and attract more private investors to undertake Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for the Marcos administration’s infrastructure program. “We are planning to, in fact, amend some of the provisions... continue reading