SaSa Port modernisation project delayed in Davao City

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SASA WHARF, Davao City
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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.

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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.

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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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