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UK firms keen on participating in PPP projects

UK firms keen on participating in PPP projects

Source: Philippine Inquirer, 12 December 2011 UK-based companies have expressed strong interest in participating in the flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program of the Aquino administration. Derek Page, director of the UK Trade and Investment in Manila, said British businesses were looking specifically at the LRT-MRT extension project under the Department of Transportation and Communications and... continue reading

Consultants claim interest in PPP deals still keen

Consultants claim interest in PPP deals still keen

Source: Business World, 07 December 2011 INVESTORS are still keen to participate in the country’s public-private partnership (PPP) program despite delays in the implementation of projects. “There is a finite amount of capital and many countries in the region pushing for their infrastructure projects. But, the Philippines is ahead of many countries,” Mark Rathbone of... continue reading

UK Minister launches British investment mission for PPP

UK Minister launches British investment mission for PPP

Source:  Bayanihan, 06 December 2011 MANILA, Dec. 6 –Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, revisited the Philippines this week to affirm the strong relationship between the Philippines and the UK, and to express Britain’s continuing support for Philippine development and reform in line with shared values. Browne launched... continue reading

DepEd: 10,000 classrooms up for PPP bidding

DepEd: 10,000 classrooms up for PPP bidding

Source: Philippine Star, 7 December 2011 MANILA, Philippines – An initial batch of 10,000 classrooms will be constructed under the administration’s public-private partnership (PPP) scheme by the second quarter of next year. Education Secretary Armin Luistro told The STAR the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has made “substantial approval” of the initial guidelines set... continue reading

British Companies Keen On PPP

British Companies Keen On PPP

Source: Manila Bulletin, 06 December 2011 MANILA, Philippines — British firms have expressed keen interest in the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects as they sought clarification on delays in the implementing rules and regulations and bidding of projects. This was raised by British businessmen who accompanied the visit of UK Minister of State Jeremy Brown,... continue reading

Gov’t holds PPP invest briefing

Gov’t holds PPP invest briefing

Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 December 2011 Amid all the criticisms it has gotten for the slow pace at which it is implementing infrastructure projects, the government is giving its flagship public-private partnership program another push with an investment briefing for potential investors on Monday. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, Monday’s briefing... continue reading

UK commits support for gov’t’s PPP bid

UK commits support for gov’t’s PPP bid

Source:  The Daily Tribune, 06 December 2011 The British government affirmed yesterday the strong relationship between the Philippines and the United Kingdom (UK) and expressed Britain’s continuing support for the country’s development and reform in line with shared values. Minister of State of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Jeremy Browne visited the country for... continue reading

British companies seek ‘clarity’ in PPP processes

British companies seek ‘clarity’ in PPP processes

Source:  Business World, 05 December 2011 PUBLIC-PRIVATE partnerships (PPP) with British investors were encouraged by both local and foreign officials yesterday, highlighting the Philippines’ promising efforts in good governance and economic development. Jeremy Browne, Minister of State of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, led the United Kingdom’s second infrastructure investment mission this year in... continue reading

Manila-Clark Express Railway Pushed – Within NLEX-SLEX Connector Road

Manila-Clark Express Railway Pushed – Within NLEX-SLEX Connector Road

Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — The 12-kilometer connector road between the South Luzon Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and North Luzon Expressway (SLEX) has to be redesigned to accommodate the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC) to construct an express rail alongside the elevated tolllroad. Carina Cabral, assistant secretary of the Department of Public... continue reading

Lacierda: Govt’s PPP projects to go full blast next year

Lacierda: Govt’s PPP projects to go full blast next year

Source:  Philippine Star, 03 December 2011 MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said today that the government is going “full blast” in its public-private partnership (PPP) projects next year. “We’re going full blast by 2012 and we expect more PPP projects coming out… both from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of... continue reading