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Bulk water PPP project in Laguna draws 2 bidders

Bulk water PPP project in Laguna draws 2 bidders

MANILA, Philippines — Two bidders are vying for the second phase of a bulk water supply in San Pablo, Laguna under a public-private partnership (PPP). The PPP Center said the San Pablo City Water District (SPCWD) recently opened bidders’ eligibility documents for Phase II of its Bulk Water Supply Project-North Service Area. The bidders are... continue reading

Draft on PPP changes released

Draft on PPP changes released

MANILA, Philippines — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center has released the initial draft of changes to the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law as the government moves to ensure that PPP projects will not be disadvantageous to Filipinos. This comes after President Duterte ordered the changes in the implementing rules and regulations of the BOT Law, which was... continue reading

Tighter BOT guidelines eyed

Tighter BOT guidelines eyed

AGENCIES proposing public-private partnership (PPP) projects could be required to submit complete financial documents and limit variations to contracts, a draft of the revised rules implementing the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law showed. In a March 2 document, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the PPP Center detailed the proposed changes to the implementing rules... continue reading

Boracay Water to continue infrastructure investments

Boracay Water to continue infrastructure investments

MANILA, Philippines — Boracay Water, a public-private partnership between the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Manila Water’s wholly owned subsidiary, Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV), said it would continue to invest and expand its infrastructure in the island in preparation for more tourist arrivals. “As Boracay Water prepares for more tourist arrivals... continue reading

DOTr: MRT-3 rehab complete

DOTr: MRT-3 rehab complete

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has completed the massive rehabilitation of the MRT-3 and is preparing to complete construction works for the Common Station by the end of the month. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a presentation during President Duterte’s “Talk to the People” aired on Monday night that the MRT-3... continue reading

Government eyes PPP projects in South Cotabato

Government eyes PPP projects in South Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines — The government is looking at developing public-private partnership (PPP) projects in South Cotabato in a bid to boost the local economy. The PPP Center and the provincial government of South Cotabato recently inked a memorandum of agreement for the development and implementation of infrastructure projects through PPP. This is expected to help... continue reading

LRT-1 to deploy new trains in 2nd quarter

LRT-1 to deploy new trains in 2nd quarter

The Department of Transportation said Friday it expects new trains to be deployed on the LRT Line 1 system in the second quarter. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the deployment of the light rail vehicles would be done in phases. Twenty new Gen-4 train sets, out of the expected 30, already arrived in the Philippines.... continue reading

NLEX Connector Road Project, 45% complete: DPWH

NLEX Connector Road Project, 45% complete: DPWH

MANILA – The Department of Public and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday reported that the eight-kilometer North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) Connector Road Project is 45 percent complete. Upon completion, it will extend NLEX southward from Segment 10 to Skyway Stage 3. DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael Yabut representing Acting Secretary Roger Mercado, led the inspection of... continue reading

DPWH: NLEX road link completed by year end

DPWH: NLEX road link completed by year end

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects to complete the NLEX Connector Road by the end of the year. “We are delighted to see the progress of this vital infrastructure which is included in the government’s ‘Build! Build! Build!’ infrastructure program. Right now, we have accomplished 87 percent right-of-way acquisition for the entire... continue reading

Civil works completed for expanded Baclaran depot of LRT-1 Cavite Extension

Civil works completed for expanded Baclaran depot of LRT-1 Cavite Extension

THE Transportation department said on Wednesday that the civil ​works of the expanded Baclaran Depot of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension project have been completed. The expansion “adds 4.2 hectares to the existing 6.4-hectare Baclaran Depot to give way to more rail tracks and to accommodate more trains,” the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said... continue reading