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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.

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.

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,...

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...

DPWH lists 6 road projects as its PPP priorities

THE DPWH has identified six priority public-private partnership (PPP) projects for this year. DPWH Undersecretary for Planning and PPP Maria Catalina E. Cabral said in...

MPIC sets P653-B capex for next 5 years

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) will be setting aside P653 billion in capital expenditures for the next...

Filinvest, JGS tap Changi for Clark proposal

FILINVEST Development Corp. (FDC) and JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGS) submitted a new unsolicited proposal worth P839 billion to develop Clark International Airport as...

Asian leaders cite connectivity gaps

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent ALLIES of Southeast Asian nations are ready to help foot the mammoth bill needed to plug the region’s infrastructure...

DPWH hopes to start NAIAx-BGC link in 2018

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to start work on the proposed link between the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway...

PPP to continue to take back seat to state funding —...

NOTWITHSTANDING calls by Philippine and foreign business groups for the government to put public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements back at the forefront of its infrastructure...

PPP Center evaluating rail, flood control projects

THE Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center is currently reviewing a rail and a flood control project, both unsolicited, an official said on Wednesday. “For approval, we...

Dominguez seeks to deter unqualified bidders

THE government’s economic managers are considering adopting nationwide a rule for government contractors requiring them to complete half of a project before first billing. Finance...

Gov’t auctions to be limited to single rebidding — NEDA

THE GOVERNMENT will only allow a maximum of one rebidding in the procurement process, and will shorten the bidding period in public-private partnership (PPP)...

PPP Center to assist LGUs in crafting projects

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnership (PPP) Center signed an agreement with a group of local government units (LGUs) last Tuesday in a bid to help them...

MPIC mulls bid to operate Clark airport terminal

METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp. (MPIC) is interested in taking over the operations and maintenance (O&M) of Clark International Airport’s proposed new terminal when the...

Philippines’ PPP record among the biggest

Despite the delays that the previous administration encountered in implementing its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, the country still ranks among the world's biggest players on...

Private fund infusion in PPP deals across ASEAN

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte has vowed to raise the Philippines' infrastructure profile by the end of his term, committing to set aside an infrastructure...