Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project (LLEDP) Investors Forum
Closing Remarks
by Executive Director Cosette Canilao
The Peninsula Hotel Manila
October 3, 2014

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you for taking the time to attend this momentous event.

As we continue to pursue providing quality infrastructure projects for the benefit of the country, we enjoin all investors present here today to participate in the tender of one of our biggest PPP Projects to date, the Laguna Lakeshore and Expressway Dike.

I hope that after the very informative presentations of the speakers before me, we have stimulated your interest to participate in this project. We look forward to your valuable inputs and suggestions during the open forum.

Following the issuance of the Invitation to Prequalify to Bid and the Information Memo, we hope to successfully tender the project and get the best deal for both the public and private sector alike. This is the true essence of robust PPPs after all – reasonable returns for the private sector while ensuring the delivery of effective and high-quality infrastructure projects for the public.

As we have done in the past, we assure all of you here today that we are working to make the bidding process as smooth as possible and look forward to seeing the day when this project comes into fruition.

Again, I enjoin everyone, especially the private sector representatives present here today, to air your questions, concerns, and suggestions for us to be able to provide the appropriate response. After all, this is why we have conducted this forum.

At this point, allow me to thank the Department of Public Works and Highways and the USAID-Compete for initiating this event, and taking another step towards delivering improved road network services to the Filipino people.

To our potential investors, we thank you for your unwavering support and we look forward to building more successful partnerships with you. Thank you very much and a pleasant day to all!