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CALAX, other PPP projects up for approval

CALAX, other PPP projects up for approval

Business World, 16 December 2014 By Chrisee Jalyssa V. Dela Paz   THE NEW TERMS for the contract to build and operate the 47.018-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) for P35.42 billion under the government’s public-private partnership (PPP) program — along with seven other PPP deals — could be approved this Friday by the National Economic and... continue reading

PHL to take on major role in ASEAN PPP connectivity

PHL to take on major role in ASEAN PPP connectivity

GMA News, 16 December 2014 By Danessa O. Rivera   The Philippines may play a major role in Southeast Asia’s push for regional connectivity as it is well ahead of the game in terms of the public-private partnership (PPP) program in infrastructure development. A key aspect the ASEAN region may adopt is the country’s dedicated... continue reading

PH hosts ASEAN Forum on PPPs

PH hosts ASEAN Forum on PPPs

Philippine Information Agency, 16 December 2014   MANILA, Dec. 16 — The Philippine Government is set to host the first ASEAN Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Networking Forum from December 16 to 17 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel which will gather members of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC), national coordinators, PPP focal points and officials... continue reading

Investors sought for $2.6bn worth of airport projects in Philippines

Investors sought for $2.6bn worth of airport projects in Philippines

Airport Technology, 16 December 2014   The tenders for six airport projects in the Philippines, which would cost approximately PHP116bn ($2.6bn), will be offered next year under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to help upgrade the country’s infrastructure. Investors have been invited by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to pre-qualify and bid for... continue reading

6 provincial airports bundled into PPP

6 provincial airports bundled into PPP

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 December 2014 By Miguel R. Camus   The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Monday rolled out its next airport public-private partnership (PPP) deal, which involves the bundling of major provincial airport projects valued at P116 billion. The PPP project involves turning over to the private sector the maintenance and... continue reading

Investors sought for regional airport deals

Investors sought for regional airport deals

Business World, 16 December 2014 By Chrisee Jalyssa V. Dela Paz   THE GOVERNMENT yesterday formally called for bidders for P116.23 billion worth of contracts to develop, operate and maintain (O&M) six regional airports under its public-private partnership (PPP) program, according to a notice published in three newspapers. Through an invitation to pre-qualify and bid,... continue reading

Metro Pacific renews offer to run railway

Metro Pacific renews offer to run railway

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 December 2014 By Miguel R. Camus   MANILA, Philippines–Holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has renewed its offer to rehabilitate, expand and operate the overloaded Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 in Metro Manila after the Senate rejected a P54-billion government plan to take over the line. MPIC president Jose Ma.... continue reading

Metro Pacific to renew offer for MRT-3 rehab

Metro Pacific to renew offer for MRT-3 rehab

Business World, 15 December 2014 By C.J.V. Dela Paz   INFRASTRUCTURE conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) told lawmakers yesterday it will again offer to upgrade and rehabilitate the country’s most congested railway system Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3) for P23.3 billion ($524 million). The fresh offer, which is a scaled-down version of... continue reading

DA allots P792M for agri-related infra in Region 12

DA allots P792M for agri-related infra in Region 12

Minda News, 15 December 2014   GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 December) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is investing around P792 million for the development and upgrading of more farm-to-market roads and various vital agricultural support facilities in parts of Region 12 in the next two years. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said DA officials disclosed... continue reading

DOTC eyes bundling of 6 airport projects

DOTC eyes bundling of 6 airport projects

Malaya Business Insight, 16 December 2014   The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said has rolled out P116-billion worth of airport modernization projects whose operations and maintenance (O&M) would be bundled for bidding nu early next year. The DOTC yesterday invited private proponents for the first round of the two-stage bidding process. The first... continue reading