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15 PPP projects in Philippines to be rolled out in next 12 months
Publication Date : 08-04-2014
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine government plans to roll out 15 projects worth a total of $14 billion under the Public Private Partnership
(PPP) program over the next 12 months, PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao said Monday.
“We are really working hard—barring any event that will can cause delaying seeking approvals—to roll out these projects in the next 12 months, which means we will
publish the invitation for qualification requests,” Canilao said on the sidelines of the Philippines-France conference held Monday.
“We are putting putting word out on the market that we’re rolling out these projects in the next 12 months so that investors could already group or find consortium
members, and by showing them the estimated project costs, they know they will have to make [a reasonable] offer,” she explained.
Canilao made a presentation of the PPP projects before local businessmen and a French investment delegation led by Medef International. The bidding process for the
projects, which are in varying stages, might start as early as next month up to the first quarter of 2015, she added.
Canilao identified the 15 projects as the $542.22-million Bulacan bulk water supply project; the $417.33 million New Centennial Water Supply source project; the
operation and maintenance of the LRT Line 2; the $6.03-billion Integrated Luzon Railway Project Phase 1; the $3-billion Mass Transit System Loop; the $353.78-million
operation and maintenance contract for the Laguindingan Airport, and a $52-million operation and maintenance contract for the New Bohol (Panglao) airport.
Also included in the list were the $71.13-million operation and maintenance contract for the Puerto Princesa airport; the $476.39 million operation and maintenance
contract for the Davao airport; the $208.98-million operation and maintenance contract for the Bacolod airport; the $322.34-million operation and maintenance contract
for the Iloilo airport; the $895.33 million regional prison facilities in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija; the $115.56-million Integrated Transport System Project
Southwest Terminal; the $313.16-million Motor Vehicle Inspection System, and the $1.44-billion Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike project.
The Bulacan Bulk Water Supply project, which will be implemented in three phases, will supply treated water to 24 municipalities of Bulacan, while the New Centennial
Water Supply Source Project aims to increase Metro Manila’s raw water supply with the construction of the Kaliwa Dam and the Water Conveyance Tunnel.
The integrated Luzon railway project aims to revitalize the entire length of the state-run Philippine National Railway (PNR), while the Mass Transit Loop will connect
the fast-developing Bonifacio Global City, Makati Central Business District and the Mall of Asia area in Pasay City.
Contracts for the airports (Laguindingan, Bohol, Puerto Princesa, Davao, Bacolod and Iloilo) will give to the private sector the operation, maintenance and commercial
management of the facilities, including future investments for capacity expansion.
The regional prison facilities project will entail the construction and maintenance of a state-of-the-art prison facility in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija; while the
Integrated Transport System Project Southwest Terminal aims to provide a central transport terminal where all modes of transport will be available in one location. The
Motor Vehicle Inspection System is intended to be the national network of Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (MVICs) using automated inspection methods that will be
linked to the information system of the Land Transportation Office, while the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike will provide a high standard highway-cum-dike with a
proposed alignment that runs 500 meters away but following the shoreline of the Laguna Lake.