Public-Private Partnership


Infrastructure development for our country remains of critical importance to regain and sustain high economic growth, improve the social living standards of the people and remove the bottlenecks to international commerce and investment.  The new administration recognizes the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) as an approach to invest resources for adequate road infrastructure. The Government has less resources to invest on Expressways.  DPWH will undertake the reforms needed to create a more conducive environment for private business and help generate many more bankable projects.

PPP describes a government service or private business venture which is funded, constructed and operated through a partnership between the government and the private sector.  To make PPP projects more attractive to the private investors, the government contributions are in kind.  These include provision of capital subsidy; provision of revenue subsidies, including tax breaks; provision of guaranteed annual revenues for a fixed period or transfer of existing assets.  The private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risks in the project.

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Service is tasked to handle PPP projects in the Department.  The Office has come up with a short and long list of priority PPP projects proposed for implementation.  These priority projects are the outputs of the on-going JICA-assisted Preparatory Survey for Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Development Project in the Philippines.



  • Arterial road network which is composed of 6 circumferential and 10 radial roads was proposed in the late 1960s.  All radial roads are already completed; however, development of circumferential roads are still incomplete;
  • Three expressways, namely NLEX, SLEX with Skyway over it and the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway, are presently functioning individually and expressways are not formed as a network yet;
  • Heavy traffic  is the norm in Metro Manila; and
  • Travel speed in most major roads in Metro Manila is quite low at less than 20 km/hr. It is even less than 10 km/hr in some major roads including Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite Province.

List of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects


          a. Completed

1. STAR Project Construction of Stage II, Phase 2 and Improvement of Stage I

2. Muntinlupa–Cavite Expressway (Daang Hari‐SLEX Link Road Project)

          b. Ongoing

3. NAIA Expressway

4. Tarlac-Pangasinan La Union Expressway (TPLEX)

5. Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway

         c. For Feasibility Study

6. Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX), Phase 2 

7. Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike (LLED)

8. North Luzon Expressway East (NLEE), Phases 1 & 2

9. Camarines Sur Expressway Project

10. Quezon-Bicol Expressway

11. Batangas City-Bauan Toll Road Project

12. Davao City Expressway

13. Davao-Digos Expressway

14. TPLEX Extension

15. Delpan-Pasig-Marikina Expressway

16. Cavite-Batangas Expressway


       a. Ongoing

17. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project

        b. For Evaluation

18. Manila Bay Integrated Flood Control, Coastal Defense and Expressway Project

19. North-Luzon East Expressway Project, Stage 1 (La Mesa Parkways Project)

20. Manila-Taguig Expressway

21. Manila-Quezon Expressway

22. Canlubang-Bay Bypass Road Project

III. Implemented by the Toll Regulatory Board

23. NLEX Harbor Link Project

24. Metro Manila Expressway Project (C–6)

25. Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3

26. South Luzon Expressway Toll Road 4 (TR–4), Sto. Tomas–Lucena Project

IV. Implemented by the Department of Education 

27. PPP School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase II