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Award of 2 PPP projects may be delayed after losing bidders file complaints

Award of 2 PPP projects may be delayed after losing bidders file complaints

InterAksyon, 06 January 2014 By Darwin G. Amojelar   MANILA – The award of two public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects may be delayed after losing bidders questioned the auctions, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said. Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the Filinvest-Changi Airport consortium wrote to the DOTC Bids and Awards Committee... continue reading

Awarding of 2 PPP projects delayed

Awarding of 2 PPP projects delayed

Rappler, 05 January 2014   MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said that the awarding of contracts for two Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects would be delayed, as careful evaluations of financial bids are still underway. DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that the agency has yet to issue a notice of... continue reading

DOTC eyes to bid out 2 rail projects in 2014

DOTC eyes to bid out 2 rail projects in 2014

Rappler, 05 January 2013   MANILA, Philippines – If everything goes according to plan, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will be bidding out “early this year” two major railway projects in Luzon. DOTC expects feasibility studies for the 900-kilometer Integrated Luzon Railway and the 90-kilometer commuter railway – also known as the Airport... continue reading

Bid issues delay award of 2 PPP deals

Bid issues delay award of 2 PPP deals

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 January 2014 By Miguel R. Camus   Gov’t hopes to resolve problems involving P17.5-B Cebu airport, P1.72-B AFCS The awarding of two public-private partnership (PPP) deals auctioned off by the Department of Transportation and Communications in December will be delayed, government officials said on Friday. The larger of the two projects,... continue reading

DOTC defers awarding of PPP contract for MCIA

DOTC defers awarding of PPP contract for MCIA

Business Mirror, 05 January 2014 By Lenie Lectura   THE Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved to a still-undetermined date the issuance of a notice to award the contract to operate, construct and manage a new passenger terminal facility in the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The... continue reading

Bidder asks DOTC to open its offer for LRT-MRT 1-ticket system

Bidder asks DOTC to open its offer for LRT-MRT 1-ticket system

The Philippine Star, 05 January 2014   MANILA, Philippines – E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture, Inc. (E-Trans), a bidder for the automated fare collection system (AFCS) project of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), is asking the government agency to open its financial proposal for the LRT-MRT single-ticketing system. The request comes in the wake... continue reading

YEARENDER: Phl emerges as bright spot among emerging markets

YEARENDER: Phl emerges as bright spot among emerging markets

The Philippine Star, 03 January 2014 By Zinnia B. Dela Peña   MANILA, Philippines – As developed countries struggle to limp out of recession, the Philippines has emerged as a bright spot among emerging markets in the world this year, evolving from its decades-old tag as the “sick man of Asia”  to a rising tiger... continue reading

Single-ticket system for LRT-MRT soon

Single-ticket system for LRT-MRT soon

Manila Bulletin, 03 January 2014 By Kris Bayos   Manila, Philippines – The single-ticketing system for the Light and Metro Rail Transit (LRT-MRT) will be implemented starting this year, with the Transportation Department set to award the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) contract early this year. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said AFCS infrastructure in... continue reading

No winner yet for ticketing deal

No winner yet for ticketing deal

Business World, 01 January 2014   THE GOVERNMENT has put off naming the winner of an automatic ticketing contract for Metro Manila’s light railways, noting appeals filed by interested investors. The winning bidder for the P1.72-billion Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS), offered last month by the government under its flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program, was... continue reading

Gov’t allots P30B as PPP backup kitty

Gov’t allots P30B as PPP backup kitty

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 03 January 2014 By Michael V. Remo   Fund will ensure promises are kept, obligations settled, says DBM exec The government has set aside P30 billion from this year’s national budget as contingency fund for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program. With the contingency fund, referred to as “Risk Management Program” in the... continue reading