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ASEAN Forum: PPP Executive Director Ms. Cosette V. Canilao delivers her presentation of the Philippine government’s PPP projects

ASEAN Forum Participants
(Photos Courtesy of OSEC Business Network Switzerland)

PPP Center Promotes Infra Projects to Swiss Companies

The Executive Director of the PHL Public-Private Partnership Center, Ms. Cosette V. Canilao, was keynote speaker at the ASEAN Forum held in St. Gallen on September 19, 2012, organized by the OSEC Swiss Business Network.

Ms. Canilao presented the Philippine PPP Agenda, frameworks, and bidding process of the Philippine government’s infrastructure development projects. In presenting the PPP projects in the pipeline, she drew audience attention to the result of the ADB Infrascope 2011 Study that “In the ASEAN region, Philippines ranked highest in terms of PPP readiness…”

Around 80 Swiss companies participated in the Forum that was aimed to provide an overview of the business opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia, in the infrastructure and food processing/processed food sectors. 

Ms. Canilao was the only Southeast Asian official to speak in this Forum and the only resource person to make a presentation on the programs of a particular country,   while other speakers dwelt on the opportunities in ASEAN in general.   

A couple of companies have shown interest in partnering with local players in the Philippines to bid in some projects in hard infrastructure. 

Ms. Canilao’s participation in the OSEC ASEAN Forum was recommended and coordinated by the Philippine Embassy in Berne.     

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