- Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00
By A Web design Company
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) yesterday said it will bid out the upgrading of another 10 municipal seaports in different parts of the country at a cost of about P97 million.
In an invitation to bid published Monday, the DOTC said this infrastructure project is being undertaken in anticipation of increased passenger traffic and cargo throughput in the Philippines.
The 10 projects include the development of ports in San Andres, Catanduanes; Catarman and Balbagon, Mambajao in Camiguin; Kaputian, Samal in Davao del Norte ; Malimono, Surigao del Norte; Kiamba, Sarangani province; and Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte.
Three ports will also be developed in Sarangani province: the Batuganding wharf, Mabila port, and Patuco port.
The procurement program aligns with the DOTC’s master plan set by outgoing DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas to re-engineer the Philippines’ transport system to make it “convenient, affordable, reliable, efficient, and safe”.
The DOTC assured that this project, clustered in eight procurement lots, will undergo an open and transparent bidding process where all interested and qualified providers can participate.