PPP Center

Press Release

12 October 2012


More local projects are expected to be included in the pipeline as the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) embarked on its last wave of PPP for local government units (LGUs) training and orientation workshops for the year. Part of the Center’s targeted training for the year was successfully held last October 2-3, 2012 at the Pearlmont Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Other regions set to be capacitated are Regions I, II, IV-B, and IX.

Spearheaded by the PPP Center, in coordination with the National Economic and Development Authority (NRO-10) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10), the PPP Orientation-Workshop for LGUs in Region-X aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of public-private partnerships, and how to realize critical local infrastructure projects using the PPP option.

In his presentation, NRO-10 Regional Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. expressed confidence that the Northern Mindanao Region’s medium term roadmap will be “the most competitive, efficient, and attractive gateway and industrial core and trade center, as well as becoming the leader in high-value agri-based and fishery products in the south”.

“To realize this vision, PPP is eyed as one of the viable mechanisms that local governments may use to set up the necessary infrastructure and other facility requirements of the roadmap”, he added.

Attended by local technical staff and officials from 27 LGUs including the Bukidnon Province, Cagayan de Oro City, Valencia City, and Iligan City, among others, the workshop guided the participating LGUs in identifying local infrastructure and development projects to be pursued under the PPP scheme.

Dir. Eleazar E. Ricote, head of the PPP Center Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service, provided guidance on how these projects can be structured as PPP. He also stressed that LGUs may now utilize the PPP Center-developed templates on typical LGU projects such as water supply system, government administrative centers, shopping centers, and public markets. Said templates form part of the LGU PPP Manual that the PPP Center distributed during the workshop.

Currently, the PPP Center together with respective LGUs is developing two pilot projects namely the Talisay City Plaza Complex Heritage Restoration and Redevelopment Project, and the El Nido Solid and Liquid Waste Management Facility.