Japanese experts are selected in PPP projects in Cebu


Japanese technical experts are employed by The Cebu Provincial Government to study the public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Cebu that can be financed by Japanese firms.


Governor Hilario Davide III requested Sam Tabuchi, director of Toyo University’s Asia Public-Private Partnership Institute to have a research on the prospects of PPP projects in health facilities, land use planning, and disaster preparedness.


Tabuchi along with seven other PPP student-group members and two personnel from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) attended the meeting.


He gave details that the governor sought their help as they have a track record in finding Japanese companies to invest in PPP projects similar to what they did in Butuan City.


“I cannot guarantee you similar results as that in Butuan but we will try to find possible Japanese companies interested in projects that we will propose,” he said.


The team visited province-run hospitals in Carcar City, Oslob, and Malabuyoc, Tuburan, Bogo City and Danao City. They also met officials of the Department of Health, Philhealth, the Cebu Medical Society, Philippine Nursing Association, and Philippine Association of Medical Technologists.


They had a meeting with members of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), real estate brokers and local private developers.