The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike is only one of the projects lined up by the PPP.
To emphasize the importance of collaboration between the private and public sectors in infrastructure development, the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Center invited members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philippines Young Leaders Group (YLG) for a lunch and learn session with PPP Center Executive Secretary Cosette Canilao.
During the seminar dubbed “Public-Private Partnerships: Building Collaborative Solutions for Infrastructure and Development Projects,” Canilao gave a rundown of the PPP’s programs, which are geared towards inclusive growth and the speedy development of various infrastructure throughout the country.
To date, the PPP has awarded a total of 8 projects worth Php 127 billion. Already in the pipeline are 47 other projects which, according to Canilao, are being built for various purposes, including transportation, road network, and health and education. Canilao mentioned that housing projects are in PPP’s future plans as well.
Canilao also shed light on several projects in the works, such as:
• The PPP for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP), which aims to reduce classroom shortage in the Philippine public school system (implemented by the Department of Education)
• The modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center by upgrading facilities to enhance operational efficiency (implemented by the Department of Health)
• The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike, a Php 122.8 billion project that will mitigate traffic flow and reduce flooding in Metro Manila. (implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways)
For more information about the PPC and their projects, visit www.ppp.gov.ph
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