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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...

Government seeks stronger US support for PHL infrastructure projects

THE PHILIPPINE government is seeking expanded support from the United States in its infrastructure program, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said in...

Spending boost widens fiscal deficit in Feb., first two months

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter A SURGE in spending drove the government’s fiscal position into deficit in February that was more than double the year-ago...

ADB maintains bullish outlook for Philippines

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) sees the Philippines sustaining its upward economic growth trajectory on the back of the government’s push for large-scale infrastructure...

MPCALA taps Leighton for Cavite segment of CALAX

caMPCALA HOLDINGS, Inc. has tapped Leighton Asia to build the Cavite segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). MPCALA Holdings President Luigi L. Bautista said in...

Gov’t targets 2018 OK for all major projects

THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION hopes to get the green light for all its flagship infrastructure projects by yearend -- as it approaches the midpoint of...

DENR calls for more investments in ‘green infrastructure’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources called for both the public and private sectors to invest in "green infrastructure". In a statement on Tuesday,...

NAIA consortium open to reducing concession period for airport rehab project

The consortium of corporations bidding to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) said they are open to reducing the concession open period for...

Chelsea Logistics updates business description to add infrastructure, utilities

Chelsea Logistics Corp. (CLC) has amended its articles of incorporation to include infrastructure facilities and utilities as its businesses. The shipping and logistics company said...

Philippines’ first panda bond sale receives ‘overwhelming demand’

THE GOVERNMENT raised 1.46 billion renminbi (RMB), or about $230 million, on Tuesday, March 20, from its maiden "panda" bond offer, receiving an "overwhelming...

Risks could keep Philippine growth from hitting official target

THE PHILIPPINES “continues to enjoy favorable macroeconomic prospects”, but risks ranging from weak state capacity to ramp up implementation of infrastructure projects to prospects...

Philippines, Japan sign first tranche of loan deal for subway line

THE PHILIPPINE government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) inked on Friday, March 16, the first tranche of the loan agreement for the...

DoTr clears NAIA ‘super consortium’s proposal for evaluation

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has completed the evaluation of the bid of the "super consortium" of conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International...

NEDA-ICC approves flood-control, bridge construction projects

A CABINET-LEVEL committee approved the construction of flood control projects and bridges, as well as the financing program for small agriculture enterprises, the National...

China seen slowing spending on Belt and Road energy projects

China’s thirst for overseas energy investments is slaking, at least by one tally. The nation’s financing for so-called Belt and Road Initiative energy projects dropped...

Philippines eyes three loan agreements with China this year

The government is looking to sign three loan agreements with China this year, with prospective bidders already lined up to bid for project contracts,...

ATN Holdings to allot P150 M in capital equipment for infra...

ATN Holdings, Inc. said its board of directors had approved an "additional major investments" in capital equipment amounting to P150 million for this year...

Poe: Expand NAIA to solve airport congestion

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares on Thursday, March 1, said the airport congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) would be better solved through its...

Tycoons’ Manila airport bid gets challenged by $3 billion offer

A venture of Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. submitted a $3 billion proposal to upgrade and expand the Philippine capital’s 70-year-old airport,...

Risks ahead for financial markets in 2018

THE LAST THREE MONTHS of 2017 were, for the most part, a good quarter for local financial markets amid strong economic growth, stock market...

Subway expected to reduce economic cost of traffic — JICA

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter CONSTRUCTION of the Philippines’ first subway line is expected to start later this year, with authorities hoping to...

Bosch launches store as demand for construction tools goes up

Bosch, the brand better known locally for its power tools, opened its first one-stop shop in Quezon city to cover the demand for construction...

MWSS expects three Chinese firms to buy Kaliwa dam project bid...

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) expects three Chinese companies to secure procurement documents before the government agency bids out the Kaliwa dam project...

Business groups open to Swiss challenge focus

By Arjay L. Balinbin SOME business organizations in the country are open to the government’s focus on the Swiss challenge mode for private-sector involvement in...

BMI flags rising risks in Philippine infrastructure

THE Philippines’ infrastructure sector faces rising risks from implementation hurdles and political concerns, BMI Research said in a Jan. 24 note. The Fitch Group unit...

Spending challenges flagged amid GDP growth

STANDARD CHARTERED Bank sees “steady” Philippine economic growth in 2018 on the back of an infrastructure development push, even as it expects state spending...

Duterte’s building boom may be expats’ ticket home

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to supercharge growth with a $180-billion infrastructure program is running into a roadblock: a lot of the people he...

15 key infrastructure projects being readied for 2018 launch

THE GOVERNMENT expects a pickup in infrastructure activity this year, with 15 big-ticket projects already in the pre-construction stage, the Finance department said. This adds...

SBITC sees better performance this year

SUBIC BAY International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) sees its performance improving this year, buoyed by both the government and private sector’s interest to invest in...

The 2018 National Budget, Infrastructure, and Economic Growth

The government slogan “Build, build, build!” resonates for many, especially those who have some grounding on economic growth theories. In a serious attempt to...