Under the Philippine government’s PPP program, “pertinent incentives will be provided to stimulate private resources for the purpose of financing the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and development projects normally undertaken by the Government.”
More than 20 domestic and international firms have expressed interest in the first four projects. These projects include the expansion of existing light rail and metro-rail systems in Metro-Manila, and related operating and maintenance contracts.
Still to come this year are three major road construction projects and the development and privatization of four airports. These 2011 projects are just the beginning of an ambitious multi-year PPP program that will build infrastructure for agriculture, tourism, transportation, communications, public health, and irrigation.