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Another mega bridge in the works?
The infrastructure just keeps on coming. More good news comes out of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) today as the agency has just announced a new multi-billion-peso loan for the 32km Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Island Bridges Project.The loan comes courtesy of the Republic of ...
 
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The DPWH is busy.
According to Secretary Mark Villar, the Department of Public Works and Highways has about 20,000 ongoing infrastructure projects across the country. During a virtual chat with editors of Summit Media, Villar said infrastructure is such a priority for the administration of President ...
 
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The bridge will be 32 kilometers long, dwarfing the 2-km San Juanico Bridge.
On February 13, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced they had completed the prefeasibility study on the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge, a megastructure which, if approved, is set to eclipse the longest bridges in the Philippines. The Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge is going to be 32 kilometers ...
 
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The bridge is one step closer to reality.
On January 14, 2021, a commercial contract for the design and build of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC) Project was signed between the Philippine and Chinese governments. It’s the most concrete step forward yet to making the bridge a reality. Here are ...
 
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It's the biggest China-funded infrastructure project in the Philippines so far.
An ambitious railway project that will link Subic Bay in Zambales to Clark in Pampanga has been signed between the governments of the Philippines and China.China will fund the single-track freight railway project that is estimated to cost $940 million (P45.18 billion) ...
 
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The two projects will be declared toll roads.
San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) is in talks with the government to build two new road projects seen to ease traffic both within and outside Metro Manila, according to the Department of Transportation. The project, first reported on Businessworld and later confirmed by San ...
 
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The coronavirus pandemic changed everything.
There is a possibility that the “superconsortium” made up of some of the country’s biggest conglomerates may drop its much-publicized proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a statement issued by the participating conglomerateson Tuesday, July 7, the superconsortium said it ...
 
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The Philippines has one of the most comprehensive PPP frameworks in the region.
This commentary is authored by Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research. We are publishing it to help more Filipinos understand the origins and processes of public-private partnerships in the Philippines.A massive infrastructure gap in the Philippines will require substantial investments in ...
 
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At present, Metro Manila residents lose P3.5 daily just on transportation costs.
The government’s Build, Build, Build program won’t just benefit motorists and commuters, the Philippine economy as a whole stands to gain a whole lot, too.According to the country’s National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the government’s infrastructure push is expected to drastically ...
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