Six local and foreign firms have expressed interest to construct a modern Davao Sasa Port, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Philippines said.
The companies that purchased the bid documents include Anflocor, Netherlands
-based global operator APMT, Asian Terminals Inc., French conglomerate Bollore, Singapore-based Portek and San Miguel Corporation.
“This shows the enormous potential of the Davao region. The construction of a modernized port in Sasa will help meet the growing demand for world-class port services in Davao,” DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya said.
The project involves the development of the existing Sasa Port in Davao City into a modern, international-standard container terminal.
It is expected to improve trade access to Mindanao and the Philippines by providing a dedicated containerized port in the region as well as support the growth of the agro-industrial sector.
Once the first phases of the project are completed in 2018, the Sasa Port will be comparable to the country’s top ports in terms of speed and quality of service, cutting down cargo unloading from three days to three hours by using modern ship-to-shore cranes and port operating systems
, DOTC said.