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PPP Talk – Hitting the Mark

PPP Talk – Hitting the Mark

About the Cover. For its maiden issue, PPP TALK focuses on the major achievements of the PPP Program that marked 2012. PPP for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP), the nation’s first social infrastructure PPP project of the Department of Education, was awarded. The sign held by the schoolchildren is a graphical representation of the PPP Center’s... continue reading

PPP Center to fund study on Bulacan water supply

PPP Center to fund study on Bulacan water supply

Business Mirror, 24 January 2013 by Max V. de Leon THE government will shoulder the funding for the conduct of a pre-feasibility study on the proposed Bulacan bulk water supply project that will be offered to investors under the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. The PPP Center said it has already signed the contract with the... continue reading

LMP for Eastern Visayas hosts seminar on PPP

LMP for Eastern Visayas hosts seminar on PPP

PPP Center Press Release 24 January 2013 Local Government Executives from the various municipalities of Eastern Visayas were introduced to the concept and procedures on public private partnership during the PPP seminar and project matching initiated by the League of Municipalities (LMP) of Eastern Visayas. The LMP tapped the Public-Private Partnership Center to conduct a... continue reading

Bulacan bulk water supply project gets transaction advisor

Bulacan bulk water supply project gets transaction advisor

PPP Center Press Release 24 January 2013 The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) gets a transaction advisor for the development of the pre-investment study requirements of its Bulk Water Supply Project funded  through the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) managed by the Public-Private Partnership Center. MWSS’ technical advisor, a consortium led by the... continue reading

Swiss challenge for Metro Pacific’s NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project likely by March

Swiss challenge for Metro Pacific’s NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project likely by March

Interaksyon, 21 January 2013     MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Monday said it would likely hold in March the Swiss challenge for Metro Pacific Tollways Corp’s (MPTC) unsolicited road project connecting the north and south of Metro Manila. “We will finalize soonest maybe in two months, we will... continue reading

Finally, Aquino approves NLEx-SLEx road links

Finally, Aquino approves NLEx-SLEx road links

Rappler.com, 19 January 2013   MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III finally gave his nod on the two road projects linking the expressways north and south of Metro Manila, paving the way for the start of construction for these crucial infrastructure projects meant to ease traffic and improve connectivity. On Friday, January 18, the... continue reading

Why approval for Cavite-Laguna expressway project was delayed

Why approval for Cavite-Laguna expressway project was delayed

Rappler.com, 19 January 2013 COMING SOON. This road project will decongest traffic along Laguna and Cavite roads, particularly on Sta. Rosa-Aguinaldo Highway. Photo from the PPP Center MANILA, Philippines – The auction and, eventually, the construction of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) project can finally proceed this 2013 and be complete by 2017 following the grant of... continue reading

NEDA approves two more PPP projects

NEDA approves two more PPP projects

Business World, 18 January 2013 TWO MORE project in the government’s priority public-private partnership (PPP) list have been approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board, together with three other rural infrastructure projects, a Palace official said Friday. Secretary Ramon “Ricky” A. Carandang of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office said... continue reading

NEDA Oks SLEX-NLEX, Cavite-Laguna projects

NEDA Oks SLEX-NLEX, Cavite-Laguna projects

Philstar, 19 January 2013 By Aurea Calica MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board chaired by President Aquino finally approved yesterday two public-private partnership (PPP) projects – the South Luzon Expressway-North Luzon Expressway (SLEX-NLEX) Connector worth P25.5 billion and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway worth P35.6 billion. It also approved three other major... continue reading

Transformative Agenda of ‘Aquinomics’: Addressing Critical Development Constraints thru Good Governance

Transformative Agenda of ‘Aquinomics’: Addressing Critical Development Constraints thru Good Governance

Malaya Business News, 17 January 2013 Written by Cesar Purisima Transformative Agenda of ‘Aquinomics’: Addressing Critical Development Constraints through Good Governance In a 2007 study, “Philippines: Critical Development Constraints,” the Asian Development Bank identified several constraints to private investment and growth in the Philippines: tight fiscal situation due to weak revenue generation, inadequate infrastructure, and... continue reading