The Department of Transportation and Communications pushed back the bid submission deadline for the Davao Sasa Port Modernisation deal.
The delay is just part of a string of delays concerning its other public/private partnership projects.
The DOTC also pushed back the bid submission of the general airports PPP project – giving it an added 30 days, if not more.
The pre-qualification deadline for the North-South Commuter Railway deal is still be left with its April 15 deadline.
The bid project for Sasa Wharf is said to come at a cost of at least 19-billion pesos – the project has faced stiff opposition from Davao-based business groups.
So far the five interested bidders for the Sasa Wharf project are:
- San Miguel Holding Corp. – APM Terminals Management (Singapore)
- Enrique Razon Jr.’s International Container Terminal Services Inc.,
- Asian Terminals Inc.-DP World FZE Consortium
- Portek International Pte. Ltd.-National Marine Corp. Consortium
- Bollore Africa Logistics
The private partner is expected to finance the construction and modernisation of the existing port – they will also responsible for operating and maintaining the port for 30 years.
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