PPP: Davao Sasa Port project first to be rolled out this 2015 under PPP

The P18.99-billion Davao Sasa Port Modernization project will be rolled out this year, with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) set to publish the invitation to bid within the week. 

In a statement, DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya said: “We have to meet again because Friday is our deadline to publish the invitation to bid. That’s when the BAC told us. We just have to finalize some minor details.”

Earlier last month, the agency announced that the Davao Sasa would be able to publish an invitation to bid before Christmas.

According to the PPP Center website, the project involves the modernization of the existing infrastructure and the construction of a new apron, linear quay, container yards, warehouses, as well as expansion of its backup area and the installation of ship-to-shore and rubber-tired gantry. It will have a 35 to 40-year term.

The Davao Sasa Port currently has a capacity of 700,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Once the project is completed, it will hit a capacity of 1.2 million TEUs.