Philippines delays bids for Cavite Laguna road PPP

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Philippines delays bids for Cavite Laguna road PPP

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The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has moved the bid submission deadline by more than a week for the P35.42-billion (around US$800 million) Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAX) after prospective bidders sought additional time to prepare their offers.

In a bid bulletin, the DPWH said it extended the bid submission for CALAX to June 2. The original deadline was on April 21, but the agency moved it to May 21.

The four qualified bidders for the project are the following:

  • Alloy MTD Philippines, owned by Malaysia's second-largest toll-road operator,
For the CALAX project, the private partner shall finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the 47 kilometers close-system toll expressway starting from the existing Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and ending at South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Mamplasan Interchange in Binan, Laguna.  This covers the 28.9 km Cavite Section from Kawit to Silang and the 18.1 km Laguna Section from Silang to SLEX.

CALAX is the DPWH's third and biggest infrastructure project under the government's public-private partnership (PPP) program with a project cost of 35.42 billion pesos (US$806 million).

The first project, the Daang Hari-SLEX, was awarded to the Ayala group, while the second, the NAIA Expressway, went to Optimal Infrastructure.

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