NEDA, PPP Center revs up local PPPs


By Rose de la Cruz


To ensure faster implementation of public private partnership (PPP) projects in the local level, the National Economic and Development Authority and the PPP Center are setting up PPP Knowledge Corners in 15 NEDA Regional offices across the country, following the signing of a memorandum of agreement to this effect. The MOA was signed by NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia and PPP Executive Director, Undersecretary Ferdinand Pecson.


NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia explained that this scheme would boost the development of the regions and increase the uptake of PPPs in the region by providing a regional PPP presence.


The knowledge corners will serve as information hubs on PPPs, where local government units (LGUs), government implementing agencies and other stakeholders can get accurate and updated information and knowledge on PPPs including access to all PPP Center’s services to help them develop and implement bankable PPP projects.


“We recognize the essential role that PPPs will play to support the success of the government’s Build Build Build program. One of the recent strategic thrusts of the PPP program is focused on project development at the local level or at the LGUs,” Pernia said during the signing ceremony.


Pernia also acknowledged the collaborative work of the PPP Center under Undersecretary Pecson and the NEDA Regional Development Office, headed by Undersecretary Adoracion M. Navarro, for laying the groundwork in operationalizing the establishment of PPP knowledge corners.


Pecson said “we are approaching this with a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.”


Pernia noted that putting up the PPP Knowledge Corners will support the government’s intensified efforts to help develop and implement PPPs at the local level, a key in the PPP Center’s LGU PPP Strategy.


The LGU PPP strategy is the PPP Center’s focused assistance to LGUs through capacity building and technical assistance in pursuing bankable local PPP projects. Also part of the strategy is to foster stronger collaboration among local public or private capacity building institutions and other critical local development stakeholders.


Pernia likewise underscored the Duterte administration’s commitment to spread out economic growth to other regions. Of the administration’s 75 flagship infrastructure projects, 50 will be rolled out in the regions outside Metro Manila.


“This LGU PPP strategy builds on the Administration's thrust to expand development in the regions and spread economic growth outside Metro Manila,” Pernia said.


NEDA has regional offices in Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, SOCCKSARGEN, and Caraga region.


Like us in Facebook

facebook like box joomla


Latest News

IMAGE Heat treatment for wooden pallet allows industry to meet global standards

  By Rose de la Cruz  To prevent invasive insect pests and diseases from entering the country through global trade, the International Standard for... Read More...
PH to host APO next regional productivity summit in 2019

    By Rose de la Cruz   The Philippines is hosting, after Lao PDR, the 57-year old Asian Productivity Organization (APO) governing body next... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Wrong Dream Girl and Other Laughs

Wrong Dream GirlA FROG telephones the Psychic Hotline. His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...

KAMAKAILAN ay tumawag ng atensyon ang plano ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao na maghain ng panukalang batas na naglalayon na isama bilang bahagi ng curriculum... Read More...

SUPORTADO nang ibat-ibang consumer group kabilang na ang Institute for Consumer Research and Empowerment (ICORE) ang panukalang dapat putulin na ang... Read More...

Our Guests

This week6689
This month24217

Visitor Info

  • Your IP:

Who Is Online


Sunday, 27 May 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.