This chapter includes the following articles.
Transport and infrastructure is a key component of the national economy, which will be better able to achieve its potential through improved linkages between economic centres and cities across the archipelago. With public infrastructure spending rising to 4.1% of GDP in 2015, the need for greater private sector participation is crucial to ensuring efficient and effective delivery of projects. Regulatory uncertainty and convoluted bidding procedures have hindered the progress of public works, and righting these issues would ensure the advantages of private sector interest could be realised. Improvements to road infrastructure, investment in existing port facilities and the construction of new ports will take the sector to the next level.
This chapter contains interviews with Cosette Canilao, Executive Director, PPP Centre of the Philippines; William K Hotchkiss III, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority; and Ramon S Ang, Vice-Chairman, President and COO, San Miguel Corporation.