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DPWH eyes more projects beyond 2022



The Department of Public Works and Highways is drawing up a list of pipeline infrastructure projects that will be implemented beyond the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.


“Right now we have a facility from the ADB called the IPIF [Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility] to make feasibility studies that are worth tens of billions of pesos,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.


The ADB approved a $100-million loan in October 2017 under the IPIF to support the Philippine government in accelerating the delivery of high-quality public infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program.


The DPWH tapped Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. to use ADB’s procurement standards. Arup will help the agency prepare feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs for new inter-island bridges, tunnels, and highways worth over $11 billion.


“The feasibility study is the most difficult part of any big-ticket projects as it takes one year. If there’s feasibility study the project implementation is faster,” Villar said. 


Source: http://manilastandard.net/business/transport-tourism/303332/dpwh-eyes-more-projects-beyond-2022.html

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