The Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC) of the Philippines and National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office (NRO) in Region 10 will launch the PPP Knowledge Corner (PPPKC) on April 5, 2018. The PPPKC will be set up at the Cagayan de Oro Office of the NRO 10. The half-day event will be led by Executive Director Ferdinand A. Pecson and Regional Director Engr. Leon M. Dacanay. Local government and regional line agency participants will also be oriented on PPPs during the launching.

The PPP Knowledge Corner is part of the PPP Center’s LGU strategy to further reach out to local governments around the country and help them implement more PPP projects with technical assistance from the agency. This is an information hub which will serve as a coordinating unit between the PPP Center and LGUs and other implementing agencies. It is a venue where they can access accurate and up-to-date information on PPP program and projects.

This initiative will also help address the need to strengthen the capabilities of LGUs and other local implementing agencies to undertake PPPs for their infrastructure and development requirements. The PPPKC was the product of collaboration between the PPP Center and the NEDA Regional Development Office.

On March 20, 2018, the first PPP Knowledge Corner in the region was launched at NEDA Davao Regional Office. After the NRO 10 launching, there will be 13 other PPPKC that will be set up at various NEDA regional offices in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.