“A Case Study on Project Risks and Risk Mitigation”North Luzon Expressway Project(A Public-Private Partnership in the Philippines) Amol Azad MBA (Marketing)
Project Key features The concession is held by Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC),the project company, which is a joint venture of several national and international companies. Involves rebuilding and modernization of the NLE tollway system according to government required standards and levels of service. Operation of the tollway. Maintenance of the pavement and the toll collection system. Returning the tollway system to government at no cost after concession period ends. The corporation was required to raise finance on its own without government guarantee.
MNTC will put up the money (invest and borrow) on its own without government financial guarantee. MNTC will build the tollway and take full construction risk. MNTC will operate, maintain and manage the tollway for 30 years (or until 31 December 2030) in accordance with government standards with no funding support from the Government. The Project roads are owned by the Grantor subject to the rights and privileges of MNTC to construct, operate and maintain the tollway system. Government will not take market risk. If revenues are not sufficient, government will not bail out MNTC. To recover the investment, MNTC will collect tolls through the authorized toll rates and the approved adjustment formula. Multilateral & Bilateral Financial Institutions are playing a key role.