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Philippines to tender major water PPPs

12 Jun 14 The Philippine government will open bidding this month under its public-private partnership (PPP) programme for two water supply contracts worth an estimated P43bn (£585m).

This marks the debut of utility projects into the programme and comes as the government is adding more road, airport and railway tenders.

Invitations to bid for the water projects will be published this month, said Cosette Canilao, executive director at the state agency reviewing PPP projects.

One of the schemes to be auctioned off is the P24.4-billion Bulacan bulk water supply project, a 30-year contract to build and operate facilities for treated bulk water in Bulacan, north of Manila.

Also up for grabs is the P18.7-billion New Centennial water project. It involves constructing a dam northeast of the capital to help ensure water security in one of the world’s most densely populated and fastest growing cities.

The contracts could be awarded in the first half of next year.

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