P-Noy’s Speech during the Philippines-New Zealand Business Forum, 23 October 2012

Source: Video from RTVM Sky City Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, | News Releases below | Speech (Full text) | www.pcoo.gov.ph | Audio | www.pcoo.gov.ph | Photos | www.pcoo.gov.ph | www.pcoo.gov.ph | www.pcoo.gov.ph | www.pcoo.gov.ph | Aquino government to build more infrastructure projects under PPP The Aquino government announced on Tuesday that it was targetting to award eight projects for this year and 10 additional projects next year under the public private partnership (PPP) program. In a business forum in New Zealand Tuesday, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, who accompanied President Benigno S. Aquino III in his state visit there, said the government has already bidded out several projects such as the Light Rail Transit extension and the construction of classrooms for the Department of Education. So far, the government was able to award 10000 classrooms and there will be another two 10000-classroom projects to be bidded out. The government also bidded out a toll way and will award another one. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway is also up for grabs, Purisima said. “What’s happening in the Philippines is we’ve established a pipeline of PPP projects, and we hope to launch at least eight this year and 10 next year,” Purisima stressed. “What’s important is that this covers not just economic infrastructures such as mass transit, toll ways, power, sewerage and water; it also covers social infrastructures such as schools, office
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