Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao
Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao

Prior to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippines’ economic growth had averaged 6.4% annually from 2010 to 2019, with private consumption, investment, and services as major growth drivers.

In 2020, however, gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 9.5% and the country registered its first recession since the Asian Financial Crisis in 1998.

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government expects to keep infrastructure spending close to the 2018 level, which reached nearly 5% of GDP, over the next few years with the wide array of priority projects under the "Build, Build, Build" program.

In the Philippines, BIMP-EAGA covers the entire island of Mindanao and the island province of Palawan.

Mindanao and Palawan are part of the Greater Sulu–Sulawesi Corridor (GSSC), which also includes North Sulawesi in Indonesia and Sabah in Malaysia.

BIMP-EAGA Officials and Contacts in the Philippines

H.E. Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, Ph.D
Mindanao Development Authority

Senior Official
Mr. Abdulgani M. Macatoman
Department of Trade and Industry

National Secretariat
Mr. Romeo Montenegro
Assistant Secretary and Deputy Executive Director
Mindanao Development Authority

Priority Infrastructure Projects with the Philippines as Lead Country

As of 14 November 2019

No. Project Name Estimated Project Cost (US$ Million)
1 Western Mindanao Development Corridor Roads 209
2 TransMindanao High Speed Railway System 1,000
3 Davao-General Santos Road Improvement 67
4 Palawan Highway Expansion 600
5 Puerto Princesa Airport Passenger Terminal 83
6 General Santos Airport (Aerotropolis) 21
7 Davao International Airport Development 879
8 Laguindingan Airport Development 347
9 Zamboanga International Airport Development 1
10 Sanga-Sanga Airport 3
11 San Vicente Airport 10
12 Modernization of Busuanga Airport 86
13 Southern Palawan International Airport 160
14 Zamboanga Port 19
15 General Santos (Makar Wharf) Port 22
16 Brooke’s Point Port 12
17 Polloc Freeport and Eco Zone 11
17 Polloc Freeport and Eco Zone 11
18 Davao Sasa Port Modernization 82
19 Puerto Princesa Integrated Fishport 17
20 Puerto Princesa City Cruise Port 15
21 Bongao Port 4
22 Buliluyan RORO Port 4
23 Cagayan de Oro Port 25
24 Coron Port 8
25 Malalag Port, Davao De Sur 9
26 Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project 900.00
27 Mindanao Transmission Backbone Upgrading 1
28 Zamboanga Special Economic Zone 135
29 Picong Special Economic Zone 998
30 Tawi-Tawi Freeport Zone 32.8
31 San Vicente Tourism Enterprise Zone 117