• DOTC seeks bids for Davao Sasa Port upgrade


    The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are inviting bids for the P17 billion Davao Sasa Port Modernization project.

    The project involves modernization of the existing port and establishment of dedicated container handling facilities with an initial design capacity of 1,900 container ground slots to a minimum of 2,700 container ground slots, construction of a new apron, development of linear quay, expansion of the backup area, provision of container yards, warehouse, and the installation of appropriate container handling equipment throughout a 30-year concession period.

    The existing port occupies a total area of 18.1 hectares, including a 4.15-hectare container yard, and 864 container yard ground slots. The port, which can accommodate 800 TEU, has an annual capacity of 550,000 TEU.

    DOTC and PPA have been appointed by the Development Bank of the Philippines and the International Finance Corp., the private arm of the World Bank Group, to act as transaction advisors for the international competitive public bidding.

    Officials said prospective bidders can obtain documents on April 14 to prequalify and bid to finance, design, develop, operate and maintain the port for a non-refundable fee of P300,000.


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