Finance chief banks on public-private partnerships for economic growth | Inquirer Business

Finance chief banks on public-private partnerships for economic growth

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 04:23 PM November 22, 2022
Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno speaks at the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute’s Pilipinas Conference about private-public partnership. Photo screencapped from Stratbase’s Facebook live video.

MANILA, Philippines — Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday stressed the importance of public- private partnerships in the recovery of the economy from the pandemic and in achieving sustainable growth.

“We recognize that effective public-private coordination holds the key to a host of desirable economic activities, such as workforce upscaling, climate change mitigation, and infrastructure development,” Diokno said in his keynote address during the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute’s Pilipinas Conference.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We will harness the public-private partnership mechanisms to execute impactful projects consistent with our development goals,”he added.

As proof of this, Diokno cited the revision of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law which improved the terms of the framework and made the investment environment more conducive to private sector participation in infrastructure projects, among others.

FEATURED STORIES

PPPs will help bring in the necessary investments from the private sector that will finance infrastructure projects that will lead to high-quality job creation.

During the conference, Diokno also spoke about the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act, saying that it reduced corporate income taxes, among others, significantly lowering the cost of investing in the Philippines.

“The task of rebuilding the economy requires a concerted whole of nation effort so let us work together to deliver to the Philippine people a prosperous nation and a secure future,” stated Diokno.

RELATED STORIES:

Benjamin Diokno: Overall economy, not just debt, matters

Benjamin Diokno says PH to grow up to 7.5 percent despite BSP rate hike

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Benjamin Diokno, PPP
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our business news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.