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Chinese envoy: PHL grants come with no strings attached

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The Philippines is not a province of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua stressed...

DPWH: Construction of two China-funded bridges along Pasig River to begin...

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to begin the construction of two China-funded bridges along Pasig River by next week. DPWH...

Economic managers tout gains ahead of SONA

THE GOVERNMENT has put key pieces of reforms in place for the country to build “strong momentum” to grow faster in the years ahead, economic managers said in a forum on Friday.

MPTC starts work on Cebu-Cordova expressway

CEBU CITY — A Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) unit began on Thursday the construction of a toll bridge that will connect Mactan island to mainland Cebu.

At least 6.5% growth ‘easily achievable’

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY can easily expand by at least 6.5% over the next few years on robust investments and consumer spending, analysts at S&P Global Ratings said, adding that sound policies and the infrastructure push should help lift growth prospects.

Megawide targets to book P24 billion in construction contracts this year

Diversified engineering conglomerate Megawide Construction Corp targets to book P24 billion worth of new construction contracts this year, double than what it had in...

PHL, Japan eye ‘collaboration’ in Build Build Build program

Manila and Tokyo continued to engage in talks to deepen industrial cooperation amid the ongoing Build Build Build program of the government. In a statement...

The building blocks of the country’s future

On the back of a massive ongoing plan by the Philippine government to upgrade and modernize the country’s infrastructure, the construction industry is in...

Toward a greener construction industry

The country’s construction industry is seen sustaining its growth, supported by robust macroeconomic growth and the acceleration of infrastructure as pushed by the government. Oxford...

The embattled yet hopeful Duterte presidency

The presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte has always been marred by conflict. From the beginning, it was unceasing, coming as if from all sides,...

Improving lives through infrastructure

President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s centerpiece project, the “Build, Build, Build” program aims to usher in the “Golden Age of Infrastructure,” and is known as...

Toward a stronger economy

The current administration inherited a robust economy from its predecessor. And exactly two years after President Rodrigo R. Duterte assumed the office, the economy...

DoTr: Firms with pending cases against government banned from project bidding

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has issued a new memorandum restricting companies with pending cases versus the government to join any of its bidding...

NEDA bullish on project completion

THE GOVERNMENT now expects to complete nearly half of its 75 flagship infrastructure projects by the time President Rodrigo R. Duterte ends his six-year term due to efforts to address bottlenecks in approval, funding and implementation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a briefing on Wednesday.

May sees infra, other capital outlays rise

INFRASTRUCTURE and other capital outlays continued to surge in May, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Wednesday, backing projections that gross domestic product (GDP) growth caught up with the official target this quarter.

Roadwork and new buildings see surge in capital outlays in May:...

Infrastructure and other capital outlays continued to surge in May, due to roadwork and building construction, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said...

Gov’t pitching more projects for AIIB funding

THE PHILIPPINES is seeking Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) funding for more projects, the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Tuesday.

WB-backed flood project construction due in Q4

THE bidding process for the Metro Manila Flood Management Project is set to begin next month, the World Bank (WB) said, with the construction period to start in the fourth quarter.

Construction at major state projects set to begin

CONSTRUCTION WORK for at least nine of the 75 key large-scale infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration is set to begin next semester.

Construction of 10 big-ticket infrastructure projects to start within the year...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS for 10 of the 75 key large-scale infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration are set to begin in the latter half of...

Tan-led Infracorp eyes O&M partner for Skytrain

INFRACORP Development, Inc. is currently looking for an operations and maintenance (O&M) partner for its P3.5-billion Skytrain project, saying it is speaking with several firms from Austria, France, Japan and China.

Swiss challenge for Marawi rehab may start next week

THE Swiss challenge for proposals on the rehabilitation of Marawi City will start on Tuesday should negotiations with a consortium be successful, the concerned government inter-agency task force group announced on Friday.

New MCIA terminal to service int’l flights starting on July 1

LAPU-LAPU CITY, MACTAN — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the inauguration of the second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is expected to ease congestion at the Philippines’ second busiest gateway.

Construction of railway for Subic-Clark cargo train to start next year...

The government’s plan to build a cargo train railway connecting Subic to Clark is targeted to start next year, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno...

Cavitex widening, Marina flyover sees early completion

ADVANCED completion in July is being targeted for the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) road-widening project and the construction of the southbound Marina flyover.

Infrastructure, other capital outlays surge

STATE SPENDING on infrastructure and other capital outlays nearly doubled in April as the government ramped up construction and improvement of roads and flood control systems and bought more equipment for its schools, the Budget department reported on Wednesday.

Swiss challenge for Marawi rehab proposals scheduled end of May

The government inter-agency task force group on Marawi City rehabilitation announced on Thursday, May 24, that the Swiss challenge period for proposals has been...

NAIA consortium may secure OPS for airport rehab project in two...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing to grant in two weeks the original proponent status (OPS) to the consortium of seven conglomerates seeking...

Fiscal deficit widens in first four months

THE GOVERNMENT saw its fiscal deficit grow nearly four times as much in the January-April period, but is still lower than what the government...

Proposal to build Manila cruise port submitted to Malacanang

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has submitted to Malacanang a proposal to construct a P308-million Manila cruise port in Paranaque City. In...

DOTr, JICA agree on 43-month MRT rehab

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have finalized on Friday, May 11, the terms...

Connecting road in Panay Island to be completed in 2020 — DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects to finish in 2020 a 41-kilometer road that will cut the travel time between Central...

DPWH says ‘world class’ Siargao bridge to boost tourism

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is booking P337 million for the construction of a "world-class" bridge in Siargao, said to not...

Phoenix Petroleum breaks ground for asphalt facility

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. said it had broken ground for the asphalt facility it is building with local and foreign partners in Calaca, Batangas. The...

ADB sets new priorities for Asia and the Pacific as meeting...

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate poverty for a "prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific” as its...

Crown Asia to supply pipes for CALAX project

Crown Asia Chemicals Corp. is set to supply pipes for the big-ticket road infrastructure project linking the provinces Cavite and Laguna. In a disclosure to...

MPCALA expects DPWH approval for CTBEx by June

MPCALA Holdings, Inc. anticipates it will secure the original proponent status from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for its Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway...

MPIC targets June approval for Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is expecting to get the original proponent status from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for its...

BCDA seeks bidders for Clark airport contract

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is calling for bidders for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of...

Building the country’s future

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer With the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program of the Duterte administration, the cement industry is now at the...

That which binds civilization

Though it is necessary in all roads, buildings and cityscapes, cement is often overlooked in its importance. It is the binding agent which is...

Swedish firms want in on government’s infrastructure program

SWEDISH FIRMS met with the Department of Finance (DoF) offering their engineering solutions for the Duterte administration's infrastructure build-up. Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald...

SMC’s Bulacan airport proposal among projects approved by government

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development (NEDA) Board gave the go signal to 20 projects during its meeting on Wednesday, April 25, including large-scale projects...

Untangling the gridlock: A look into the Philippines’ first subway project

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino Special Features Writer One big problem that hampers the Philippines in maximizing its economic potential is the worsening traffic congestion in...

Eight bridge construction projects near final approval

EIGHT bridge construction projects are advancing in the government's project approval process, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. "We will also look to build a...