PPA invites bids for three port-related projects

  • Contracts totalling nearly £4 million issued for projects in Batanes, Camiguin & Occidental Mindoro

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued tenders totalling P278 million (£3.95 million) for the construction and rehabilitation of three of its ports.

In an announcement published on Friday, each project will be restricted to “Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organisations with at least 75 percent interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines”.

The most expensive project being offered by the PPA, with an approved budget of 1.44 million, will be at the Port of Basco, Batanes, where a new pier extension and back-up area will be built.

Elsewhere, £1.72 million has been earmarked for the expansion of the Port of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, and a further £790,000 to Camiguin’s Benoni Port for the construction of a new back-up area and roll-on-roll-off ramp.

A deadline for submissions for the projects in Batanes and Occidental Mindoro has been set for October 22nd, while bids for the Port of Benoni contract are due by October 23rd.

According to Business World Online, a pre-bid conference will be held on October 8th at the PPA headquarters in Manila.

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