The local government of General Santos City and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) signed a memorandum of agreement to develop a robust pipeline of PPP Projects that will propel the city’s economy.
The MOA was signed by Mr. Ferdinand A. Pecson, Executive Director of the PPP Center and Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera.
“This Memorandum of Agreement between the City of General Santos and the PPP Center institutionalizes the cooperation and coordination between the two parties to develop a robust pipeline of PPP Projects for the City of General Santos. On behalf of the PPP Center, I affirm the Center’s commitment to support the city of General Santos as it further pursues development projects and other projects for the benefit of the citizens of the city. Therefore, I look forward to the realization of the economic and social benefits that these projects would bring.” Pecson said in a pre-recorded video message during the recent online- launching of the said partnership.
Rivera, for his part, thanked the PPP Center for their service and continued support not only to the General Santos City Government but to all local government units that are in pursuit of community growth and development through PPP.
“We thank the PPP Center for their willingness to provide assistance as we strive for a more efficient approach to our infrastructure and development projects,” Rivera said.
This endeavor of the city government, he added, began with a goal of achieving continuous improvement in the quality of life of our constituents and surrounding communities through the local infrastructure development projects with the help of the private sector.
This formal arrangement signifies our commitment to cooperate with PPP Center as we aim to establish a robust pipeline of PPP Projects in General Santos City, the mayor stressed as he urged everybody to work together to achieve sustainability, efficiency and transparency in all their major projects.
Currently, the PPP Center is providing assistance to LGU GenSan on the development of five business cases. GenSan is considering developing the business cases into PPP Projects. These priority projects are:
• Urban Coastal Zone Redevelopment Program;
• Silway River Corridor Redevelopment Program;
• GenSan Homes Public Rental Housing Project;
• Construction of the Public Transport User’s Waiting/ Transfer Facilities Project; and
• ICT Infrastructure Development.
The LGU-GenSan is also closely working with the PPP Center on the Central Public Market, Sanitary Landfill and the Abattoir projects.