Philippines gets international advise on Laguna expressway-dike project

The Philippine government hired Jones Day, third largest law firm in the world, to provide advisory assistance to Department of Public Works and Highways in the procurement process of Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Public-Private Partnership project worth PhP122.81 billion pesos.

Jones Day will work hand-in-hand with DPWH together with all other sub-consultants ARC Developments International Pty Ltd. of Australia, Jacobs Engineering Group of USA, Puno and Puno Law Offices, and Engineering Development Corporation of the Philippines.

To date, twenty possible bidders are already in the list of PPP center. These include Ayala Land Inc., Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Muhibbah Engineering BhD of Malaysia, JV Power and Wealth Corporation, Megaworld, Minerales Industrias Corporation, GT Capital, Leighton Contractors of Australia, Egis Projects S.A. of France, LT Group, Laguna Lakeshore Consortium (D.M. Wenceslao Group), Filinvest Land, Macquarie Securities (Phil.) Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Megawide Construction Corporation, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, JG Summit Holdings, PT Star Line of Indonesia, State Properties Corp., and Alloy MTD-Hashin-Vista Land Consortium.

Winning bidder will be given seven years to design and construct the Expressway-Dike in Laguna. Plus thirty years for operation and maintenance.

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