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This comprehensive study on the construction market of the Philippines is based on certain factors affecting the industry. It is a comprehensive report analyzing challenges, issues, the importance of politics, culture, the construction market, and of corruption present in the country. The report will discuss the country as a whole, political influence, economic status, socio-cultural factors, and technological advancements.

President Duterte, selected by the people, oversees the government and is often in opposition to the Catholic Church which is a strong establishment in the country. Corruption, the War on Drugs, and the Padrino system are some of the ongoing issues in the country. An ambitious infrastructure program from the current President called the Build, Build, Build initiative has a budget of $22.03 billion. The aim of President Duterte’s BBB initiative is to increase infrastructure spending in the country and leave behind a legacy for his constituents to benefit from. Financial support for the BBB initiative is provided with the help of public funds, Official Development Assistance, and Public-Private Partnerships. This is predicted to increase the construction industry GDP from 5.4% to 7.3% by the end of his term. Three interesting future projects coming from this include the Manila Bay Airport, upgrade of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and the Apo Agua Infrastructure.

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The project delivery methods prominent in the country will be discussed with a focus on PPP projects. Better technologies will allow for more to be accomplished in the industry with less effort and resources. Business Process Outsourcing and a concept project called New Clark City will also be studied as these upcoming subjects are where the country’s future will be in. We look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of construction in the Philippines and provide recommendations to construction companies planning to continue investing or enter the market in these exciting ongoing and upcoming projects. Some recommendations include:

  • The country is going through a reinvigoration of its infrastructure with a significant amount of investment from the government currently secured for this specific use.

  • There is a great need for more investment in high-tech industries to allow the country as a whole to progress, not just in specific areas.

  • The government’s new golden age infrastructure plan is looking at investors for upcoming projects so that the inflation rate is maintained around 3-4 percent.

Christopher Guilcapi
Claire Huang
Ashutosh Tripathi
Yuchen Zhang
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