By Amy R. Remo
Eight business groups slammed on Tuesday the proposed re-bidding of the P35.4-billion Cavite Laguna Expressway (Calax) deal, stressing that such a move would be an “inopportune” and ill-advised decision that would once again put to question the credibility of the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program.
By Miguel R. Camus
The government was urged to fast-track the post-awarding process for the contract to operate and maintain Light Rail Transit Line 2, as the original timeline placed the turnover during the term of the next administration.
The government recently approved the roll-out of 12 projects worth a total of P184.41 billion, on top of the adjustments on concessions for two previously approved public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Key Bhutan government officials visited the Philippines recently to obtain first-hand information about the country’s experience in implementing projects under the public-private partnership framework.
By Doris C. Dumlao
The government is considering a new strategy to resolve the hotly contested $864-million Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) project: Remove the infrastructure project from the public-private partnership (PPP) program and build the tollroad itself.