Philippines Construction Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Philippines 2019

The Philippines’ construction industry is entering a period of strong growth, supported by government spending led by President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure programme. BBB is leading to ancillary construction and development around airports and seaports, especially residential and retail projects, providing the momentum stakeholders need to confidently...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.

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How do you expect the production of housing to evolve in the near future?

 

From 206 BCE to 220 CE, China’s Han dynasty fostered a booming trade industry in silk, a precious commodity in high demand among the elites of the Mediterranean. The Silk Road was the name given to the network of trade routes connecting the East and West at the time. Later, spices and other precious cargo would be traded using the system,...

 

How much progress has been made on the modernisation of transport infrastructure under the Build, Build, Build (BBB) programme?

 

The Philippines’ construction industry is entering a period of strong growth, supported by government spending led by President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure programme. Primarily a transport initiative, BBB is also leading to ancillary construction and development around airports and seaports, especially...

 

While real estate investment trusts (REITs), or publicly listed stock corporations that own income-generating real estate assets, have been notionally possible since the REIT Act of 2009, no asset of this type has been established. However, this is set to change as local real estate firm Ayala Land announced in April 2019 that it will raise...

 

In April 2019 the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) reported that the construction sector’s share of total employment rose to 9.5% in October 2018, up from 8.5% a year earlier. This figure accounted for 328,000 additional jobs with the total employed in the sector reaching 3.9m. The Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines...