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Private sector funding eyed for gov’t housing projects

Private sector funding eyed for gov’t housing projects

The on-going Housing Summit has strongly recommended the tapping of the private sector to finance the construction of four- to five-story housing buildings as part of addressing the rising housing backlog in Metro Manila. Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, disclosed yesterday that the proposal... continue reading

PPP projects excluded from poll ban

PPP projects excluded from poll ban

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has clarified that public-private partnership (PPP) projects are excluded from the upcoming election ban on public works, assuring investors that this will not delay billions of pesos worth of infrastructure development. “The election season will not have much impact on those that we are tendering right now. We got confirmation... continue reading

NEDA Board seen approving more infra projects

NEDA Board seen approving more infra projects

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Board, chaired by the President, will meet on Wednesday to approve more infrastructure projects. Both Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and Neda Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan confirmed to the Inquirer that the board would be meeting on Wednesday, although they said the agenda or list of... continue reading

ADB pushes Mindanao public-private partnership

ADB pushes Mindanao public-private partnership

The Asian Development Bank said Wednesday it will team up with the Mindanao Development Authority to develop a public-private-partnership center in Mindanao. ADB country manager Richard Bolt said this would be the first extension project of the PPP program in the country. “We will help MinDA to establish a PPP center which will be an... continue reading

ADB to Help Mindanao in Vettings PPPs

ADB to Help Mindanao in Vettings PPPs

The Asian Development Bank plans to help the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to establish a localized public private partnership (PPP) center to vet possible PPP projects in Mindanao. “We will help MinDA to establish a PPP (center) which will be an extension of the national program. This will be one of the first steps which... continue reading

ADB boosts Minda’s capacity in PPP project planning and implementation

ADB boosts Minda’s capacity in PPP project planning and implementation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be helping the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) develop public-private partnership (PPP) projects. In a briefing on Wednesday, ADB Philippine Country Office Richard Bolt told reporters that its work on PPPs with Minda will be the first extension under the Manila-based bank’s PPP policy loan. “We will help Minda to... continue reading

PPP roadshow held in Canada

PPP roadshow held in Canada

The Public Private Partnership Center recently held a roadshow in Canada in a bid to drum up investor interest in its pipeline of infrastructure projects. The PPP Center, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 this year, covered three cities: Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The event, organized by Canada’s Trade Commissioners Service, was tagged as Business... continue reading