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From ABS CBN Apr. 2, 2014

Daang Hari-Slex link done by year-end.

The project's concessionaire, AC Infrastructure, set the new target date of completion to end of the year, and hopes to commercially open the road by the first quarter of 2015.
 

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Mods, please change the title to Daang Hari-SLEX Link. And transfer some of the post related to this thread from the SLEX thread if possible. Thank you.
 
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There is more. In April 2012, Ayala won the bid to build the P2-billion Daang Hari, the 4-km 4-lane toll road that will connect Aguinaldo Highway west in Bacoor, Cavite to the South Expressway east in Laguna, passing through the New Bilibid Prison which sits cheek-by-jowl to the sprawling snooty Ayala Alabang Village of the Zobel Ayala family.

After winning the bid, Ayala Land was allowed to change its design which lowered the cost for Ayala to build the road but meant the public would shoulder an additional P500 million in right of way (ROW) expenses. The change in specs delayed the Daang Hari project by two years but made Ayala Land P500 million richer.

During the Daang Hari bidding, Ayala actually submitted two different construction plans. SMC, which was also a bidder, objected but was not allowed to formalize its objections. In the CALAX bidding, the other bidders were urged to make formal objections against SMC.

In the July 2013 bidding for the NAIA Expressway, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) submitted a wrong bid bond providing for a multiple drawdowns for its money. The bid security was supposed to be a one-time single payment. This is clearly a more significant example of non-compliance than SMC’s so-called four-day typo error.

In the first bidding for the LRT1, which failed, MPIC was allowed to withdraw its bid security, resulting in a loss of P300 million to the government in potential revenues.

(Tony Lopez, Manila Standard)

If all these are true, a definite head-scratcher.
 

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4 KM lang pero sobrang bagal. and as usual yumaman na naman ang napakalinis na mga Ayala in the expense of the public. pikit mata panigurado mga fantards nila dito sa SSC. :|
 

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Nabasa ko nga 45% na daw as of July 25 ...sobrang bagal nga nila. May nag suggest na bigyan sila ng ultimatum and fined them ( ALI ) for being over slow. Dami kasi nilang projects sana i-focus muna nila ang pag-finished dito rather than their ( ex. Arca South ,) makakapaghintay naman yun , this road project should be on their top priority . Sa totoo lang , yung Skyway Stage 2 done by DMCI , mas complicated yun but ang bilis na nagawa ahead of its time table at agad na napakinabangan ng motorist /public .
 

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^^ tanong natin si Transporter na fans na fans both ni noynoying at ng MDC ni Ayala.....

ang balita diyan, si Ayala ayaw mag labas ng pera.... kung ano lang ang kinikita ng ayala group saka lang nagkaka pondo yang tollway na yan.....

best prens sila ni noynoying kaya wag kayo umasa ma penalize yang si ayala.... si ayala pa nag bayad ng invitation ni noynoying sa Davos last year :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Asa ka ma-fine Ayala.

Meron ngang jokes na after ng PNoy Admin, mga officials nila ay lilipat sa Ayala Corporation. :naughty:
 

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Now that nag announce ng 1500 hectare Vista City along Daang Hari road na baka maging mahigpit na ka-kumpitensya ng Nuvali ( Laguna ) ..di kaya deliberately lalo i- delayed ng Ayala ang Daang Hari/SLEX link road? kasi si Villar ang makikinabang .. just saying. Sana concentrate muna talaga at maging totally aggressive ang ALI na tapusin muna yung road , the mall can be built later after the road gets completed .
 

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Kaya nga nakakatakot pag yung CALAX at LRT-1 Extension na ang gagawin ng Ayala baka di agad matapos yan. :eek:hno:
Regarding LRT 1 South Extension, consortium yun between Ayala, Metro Pacific and Macquarie Holdings. Metro Pacific owns 65% of the consortium, Ayala 30%, Macquarie 5%. They also brought MTR Corp. of Hong Kong as one of their partners. Don't worry, I'm sure magiging on time ang construction ng LRT 1 South Extension. Regarding CALAX naman, di pa sure na mapupunta sa Team Orion ng Ayala at Aboitiz ang concession. San Miguel has a big chance of being reconsidered.
 

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Now that nag announce ng 1500 hectare Vista City along Daang Hari road na baka maging mahigpit na ka-kumpitensya ng Nuvali ( Laguna ) ..di kaya deliberately lalo i- delayed ng Ayala ang Daang Hari/SLEX link road? kasi si Villar ang makikinabang .. just saying. Sana concentrate muna talaga at maging totally aggressive ang ALI na tapusin muna yung road , the mall can be built later after the road gets completed .
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finally, may forumer din na nagka hint sa totoong dahilan ng delay.
sa umpisa palang hindi naman talaga yung pag operate ng tollway ang pangunahing pakay nila. :lol:
 

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After winning the bid, Ayala Land was allowed to change its design which lowered the cost for Ayala to build the road but meant the public would shoulder an additional P500 million in right of way (ROW) expenses. The change in specs delayed the Daang Hari project by two years but made Ayala Land P500 million richer.
Whaat? Is this true? I never thought Ayala could be that greedy.
 

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In the original terms, the government said that the concessionaire would have 25 years to collect toll from motorists using the Daang Hari-SLEx road link, at a rate of only P11 per entry.

Several groups looked into the original terms and found them wanting. While a horde of private companies at first took interest in the bidding, only Ayala and San Miguel actually participated. The others did not find the terms attractive enough.

Quietly, without any announcement to the public whatsoever, the government changed those terms, with the life of the concession stretched to 30 years and the toll rate swelling to P17 a pop—an increase of more than 50 percent, mind you.

Taken another way, we can say that the changes would mean hundreds of millions of pesos more in toll income for the concessionaire. At only 10,000 vehicles per day, those changes would raise the toll income of the concessionaire by more than P900 million. This amount, take note, is already equal to the winning bid.

That is just a volume of 10,000 vehicles per day, mind you! Based on official figures, the particular stretch of the SLEx from Alabang to Susanna Heights already has a volume of some 150,000 vehicles a day.

In other words, the changes in the terms could mean a “killing” for the concessionaire. Again, where would the bonanza come from if not the public? This newspaper in fact reported that the former director general of the NEDA, UP Economics professor Cayetano Paderanga Jr., actually noted a “fundamental flaw” in the Daang Hari-SLEx toll road bid.

He said the government should have announced the changes that could have spelled the difference between profit and loss to the bidders, chiefly because of the short contract period and the low toll fees in the original terms. Instead, the agencies involved in the project, namely the DOF, the PPP Center and the DPWH, seemed to have rushed the changes, and they even did so quietly. To top it all, they ignored Paderanga’s warning of possible legal brouhaha over the project.

The BOT law, for one, prohibits certain changes in the project (called “contract variation” in BOT parlance), and the whole process will have to start all over again, with the Neda’s approval of the changes required.

From what I gathered, the PPP Center and the DOF took the lead in putting together the terms, although the PPP Center sort of washed its hands claiming it was only the coordinating agency.

As it is, the whole project is already behind schedule. The DPWH already spent precious months to defend its approval of the changes in the design coming from Ayala, particularly to address the complaint from the SLEx management.

To tell you frankly, I thought that the reasoning of the DPWH to justify the Ayala changes in the design, well, bordered on the comical, as the DPWH unearthed all sorts of legalities, all of them risking long and arduous court cases to be settled.

For instance, DPWH insisted that it could do whatever it wanted in the space in SLEx that from the very beginning was reserved for future expansion.

Reports, nevertheless, said, quoting the PPP Center and the DPWH, that the Ayala group and the SLEx management were close to an agreement over the changes in the design.

Just between us girls, officials of PPP Center and the DPWH held two marathon meetings in a span of one week with both companies, one on Jan. 17 and another on Jan. 25.

Those were top-level, top-secret meetings, involving the government and toll road concessionaires. Uh-oh. They are not saying how the interest of the public could figure in those meetings. I am afraid the result will only hit us below the belt.

http://business.inquirer.net/106325/daang-hari-project-blow-the-belt
 
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