The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center in Philippines has provided technical support to various infrastructure implementation agencies across the country for five new PPP projects.
Newly added projects in the pipeline are Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Clark Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ), San Pablo City Water District Septage Management, General Santos Sanitary Landfill, Metro Cebu Expressway, and the Operations and Maintenance of Pasig City Hemodialysis Center. These projects are expected to attract investment of PHP22.91 billion (US$445 million).
In addition, notable progress was achieved for projects which are already in the pipeline. The procurement for San Pablo City Water District Septage Management Project is near conclusion with three bidders having already submitted their bids for the project. Bidding process for Iloilo City Slaughterhouse Project was also published in September 2021. Unsolicited proposal for Tuguegarao City Septage Management Project is underway and near finalization.
PPP Center has also reported on progress in health projects across the country. The University of the Philippines (UP) Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Manila Cancer Center Project and UP PGH Diliman Project are in the advanced stages of the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) approval process. Once approved, bidding for these critical health infrastructure projects is expected to begin in the early quarters of 2022. Two regional hospitals of the Department of Health (DOH), the Cagayan Valley Medical Center and the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, were submitted to the ICC for review and approval.