The government is firm in launching eight projects under the public-private partnership initiative in 2012.
Two PPP projects have been awarded so far.
These are Daang Hari-SLEX Link road project, which involves the construction of four-km connector road from Daang Hari in Las Pinas to South Luzon Express Way, and the PPP for school infrastructure project, which involves the design, financing, and construction of about 9,300 one-story and two-story classrooms, including furniture and fixture, in Region I, III, and IV-A.
PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao, during the government’s mid-year economic briefing at Philippine International Convention Center Monday, said eight projects will be rolled-out this year.
She declined to identify these projects pointing out that the projects may change but the number would remain eight.
Based on the PPP Center website, on-going due diligence are being done to the LRT Line 1 Cavite extension and operation and maintenance; and the NAIA Expressway projects.
The proposal for the NLEX-SLEX connector road is set to be submitted to the NEDA-Investment Coordinating Committee while projects that are in the process of securing government approvals include the modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, vaccine self-sufficiency project phase II and the Cavite and Laguna expressway.
For the NAIA project in particular, Canilao said 17 parties have bought the pre-qualification documents but mum on the investors.
She disclosed that foreign investors from China, Japan and several European countries have signified interest in joining the bidding for the PPP projects.
She said the number of investors have increased after the government announced the awarding of the two PPP projects in the first half of the year.