22 PPP projects eyed

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Friday, January 17, 2014


THE Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) listed a total of 22 public-private partnerships (PPP) projects in a bid to further boost the city's economic environment.

In a list provided by DCIPC officer-in-charge Ivan Cortez, five projects were listed for economic requisites, six for infrastructure and transportation, eight for public places and buildings, and three for social requisites (health, sanitation, and housing.)

The list of PPP projects was made after DCIPC hosted a brainstorming session on PPP projects for the city on December 19, 2013.

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The session was attended by 14 individuals coming from DCIPC, City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. (DCCCII), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), National Economic Development Authority (Neda), City Engineer's Office (CEO), and Committee on Transportation.

These PPP projects, in what Cortez described as the city's "wishlist," include economic requisites such as the establishment of an economic zone for processing, manufacturing, and assembly activities; new urban growth zone; trade centers or public markets or food terminal complex; business incubation centers; and utilization of vast tract of agricultural land.

For transport PPP projects are: a new mixed-use modern airport, underground railway or subway system, mono rail transit system, intermodal regional transportation system, public transport system, and coastal road from Lasang to Toril.

Proposed projects for public places and buildings are: a new city hall, government service centers, urban area sidewalk master development, mixed-used waterfront development, Sta. Ana Wharf development, sports complex and recreational center, cultural centers, and theme parks or amusement parks.

The PPP projects for social requisites are the solid waste management model system project, geriatric hospital, and tenement housing for informal settlers in the central business district.

Cortez said they will be endorsing the list of the newly-established PPP Board for prioritization.

"The prioritization and finalization of projects for the city based in the urgency of the project or if it is the priority of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, who is chair of the board," he said.

Cortez said the PPP board will be having their first meeting around the first or second week of February.

Earlier, the mayor signed last week the Executive Order No. 3, Series of 2014, forming the members of the PPP board and the PPP Pre-qualification, Bids, and Awards Committee (PBAC).

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 18, 2014.

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