Philippines Construction

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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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In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...


With a number of previously stalled infrastructure projects kick-started under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the demand for construction materials has reached new heights. Driven by the Build, Build, Build (BBB) programme, the wholesale price of construction materials reached a five-year high during the last quarter of 2017...


A confluence of economic forces has bolstered real estate demand in recent years, with an influx of outsourcing firms, rising incomes, cash-laden investors and the liberalisation of key sectors all playing a part. As a result, the real estate sector has exhibited strong growth, with a variety of new residential and mixeduse projects spread...

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