DOTC to Modernize Davao Sasa Port

In order to meet the rapid growth of the country’s export demands over the next few years, the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is pushing forward with the expansion and modernization of the Davao Sasa Seaport.

The Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project will involve the expansion and modernization of the existing seaport, including the construction of a new quay and installation of cranes to address port traffic congestion that will greatly boost efficiency of the port, said DOTC in a release.

The project comes as the first Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) venture for Mindanao and is projected for completion from 2017 to 2020.

According to DOTC, this project will boost the port’s capacity to 1.2 million TEUs upon the completion of the infrastructure component in 2020 and will complement both existing and future demands, alongside other major ports in the region, namely the Hijo Port and the Davao International Container Terminal.

The project, still in the bidding process with the deadline for submitting the qualification documents set for July 29, will be implemented in three construction phases.