Two proposed major infrastructure projects in Misamis Oriental – the 34-kilometer Villanueva-Cagayan de Oro-Opol Expressway and the 41.9-kilometer Opol-Naawan Expressway Project will be implemented this year under the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Build-Operate-Transfer law. They are listed as among the priority projects by the National Government for 2022 to be implemented under the BOT Law.

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Since the projects will be for Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the appropriated Public-Private Partnership Strategic Support Fund for the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2022 shall be used for payment of:

  • right-of-way acquisition expenses under R.A. No. 8974 and R.A. No. 10752 and other laws of the land;
  • fees and charges as may be imposed by BIR in accordance with the existing tax rules;
  • incidental expenses that may be imposed by National Government Agencies, GOCCs, LGUs and the courts for the transfer of land titles in the name of the Republic of the Philippines or annotation of its liens and encumbrances, certification fee and fee for issuance of certified true copy of documents;
  • just compensation and other expenses related to expropriation proceedings, notarization of documents, land appraisal, subdivision and titling of partially affected lots;
  • fees and/or expenses for variation orders, transaction advisors, feasibility studies, business case studies, or independent consultants; and
  • reimbursements to the Project Development and Monitoring Facility Fund

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