PPP Center Press Release
23 November 2012

Present during the contract signing were Project Development and Monitoring Facility Director Rina Alzate (PPP Center), DOTC Assistant Secretary Jaime Raphael Feliciano, and Feedback Infrastructure Services Pvt. Ltd President and CEO / Project Team Leader and PPP Specialist Anil Gandhi.


A long-term solution to the escalating traffic in Metro Manila is now in the works with the signing of a consulting contract between the Public-Private Partnership Center and Feedback Infrastructure Services Pvt. Ltd, the transaction advisor for the Integrated Transport System (ITS) Project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

The DOTC’s transaction advisor will develop a feasibility study on the viability of the ITS project using the PPP scheme under the current BOT law. The study will cover the construction of two terminals located at the south of the city, one terminal serving passengers to and from the Laguna/Batangas side and the other serving those to and from the Cavite side. A third terminal that will serve passengers to and from Northern Luzonwill be separately developed at the North side of EDSA.

The ITS Project will establish three (3) mass transportation terminals that will integrate different modes of transportation, connecting commuters from the provinces to other urban transport systems like the MRT, LRT, buses, taxis and other public utility vehicles plying around Metro Manila.

Approximately 10,000 provincial buses can be accommodated in the three terminals, allowing commuters easier and immediate access to various other modes of transportation plying within Metro Manila and to the different provinces.

The ITS will help decongest EDSA, Metro Manila’s major transport artery, while providing commuters the comfort and safety of state-of-the-art terminals that will house passenger terminal buildings, arrival and departure bays, ticketing and baggage handling facilities, park-ride facilities as well as maintenance areas for the buses.

The DOTC is a recipient of the PPP Center’s Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF). The PDMF is a revolving facility funded by the Philippine government through Executive Order (EO) No. 8 and is supplemented by the Government of Australia under a technical assistance program of the Asian Development Bank, and the Government of Canada. It supports pre-investment activities for critical infrastructure projects, including pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, development of PPP options and assistance to government agencies in the bidding process to ensure competitive and transparent project preparation.