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2019 Infrastructure Plans

Requested from PIDS by G. Andalis at 05:40 PM on Jan 30, 2019.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 01/30/2019
Tracking no: #PIDS-785951697830

Andalis 05:40 PM, Jan 30, 2019

Hi, hope you can help me gather information on infrastructure plans of the country for the current year:

1.  Data on status (usage/excess/etc.) of previous years'  budget as well as current year's budget

2. Development plans for the current year, including priority areas and strategy

3. Projected political and economic impact of these plan (GDP, Taxes, other econ. metrics)

4. Opportunities for foreign investment (most particularly Japanese Investment) based on these plan

5. Other information/references/publications you may deem relevant

Let me know if you need more details. Thank you!

Andalis 07:26 AM, Feb 04, 2019

Further to my request, hope you can provide details on:

1 Overview of the countries infrastructure construction sector, including relevant programs like Build Build Build and Public-Private Partnerships.

2. Top 10 projects from the previous years and top 10 priority projects for the current and next years. Also, an overview of each project.

3. Top 10  contractors in the country for these projects, as well as an overview of them

4. Opportunities for investment of Japanese companies in the infrastructure sector.

 Hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks!

Andalis 07:27 AM, Feb 04, 2019

Further to the top 10 contractors, hope you can also provide which projects each of those companies handled, as well as their respective fees and the criteria for choosing them (why the won the project). Thank you!

February 13, 2019

Dear Gwendolyn,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jan 30, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for 2019 Infrastructure Plans.

You requested for the data on the following:
1.	Data on status (usage/excess/etc.) of previous years' budget as well as current year's budget
2.	Development plans for the current year, including priority areas and strategy
3.	Projected political and economic impact of these plan (GDP, Taxes, other econ. metrics)
4.	Opportunities for foreign investment (most particularly Japanese Investment) based on these plan
5.	Other information/references/publications you may deem relevant

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data for the information you have requested. In relation to the specific topic of your request, PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for our research studies. May we direct you to the Department of Budget and Management for query on budget (Item # 1); the National Economic and Development Authority for development plans and strategies (Item #2); the Department of Finance and the Philippine Statistics Authority; which may have data on taxes and GDP; and Board of Investments for data related on foreign investments. You may visit them on the following websites:
•	http://www.neda.gov.ph/
•	https://www.dof.gov.ph/
•	https://psa.gov.ph/
•	http://boi.gov.ph/

You may also want to look at some PIDS publications available on our website (link here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications) for other related information that you may deem useful. One such publication titled ‘Reforming the Legal Framework for the Budget Process’ (link: https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidspn1728.pdf) may have the information that you need. You can find similar publications by searching for specific key words in the given link.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://www.foi.gov.ph/help.

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
John Zernan Luna
FOI Officer

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