CIAP Board Members turn over the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 to President Rodrigo Duterte, represented by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez

Themed “TATAG AT TAPAT 2030”, the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 launched yesterday, March 28, at the ASEAN Convention Center, Mabalacat Pampanga.

The Roadmap dubbed as the ‘future of the construction industry’, aims to shape the future capacity, values, and institutional integrity of the construction industry for the next 10 years. CIAP Executive Director, Architect and EnP Ramon Abiera opened the event thru his welcoming remarks followed by the overview of the Roadmap by Philippine Domestic Construction Board Member, Mr. Liberito Espiritu. According to Espiritu, following the Roadmap’s key recommendations, the Philippines will experience a construction boom with 120 Trillion construction value and 7.1 Million employment opportunities for the industry by 2030. The roadmap is also targeting an estimated 30,000-45,000 unlicensed contractors to draw into government regulation for security and capacity building.

Ceremonial turn-over to the President was done by the board members of CIAP headed by the Chairperson and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez who received the roadmap in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Board Members of CIAP included Secretaries of DPWH, DOTr, DOLE, Chairpersons of the CIAP Boards and a representative of the private sector, now the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA).

The roadmap was crafted by the Department of Trade and Industry- Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (DTI-CIAP) in partnership with PCA.  Construction industry in the Philippines had been growing over the past years due to several reasons: the emergence of the Business Process Outsourcing sector, increase in the number of tourists and investors, as well as the government’s flagship program Build Build Build are paving the way for demands for new buildings, bridges, roads, and other infrastructures. In the pace that the industry is currently moving, the next 10 years may bring a potential implosion in its capacity unless a system and a harmonized intervention of the key players of the industry be agreed upon.

TATAG AT TAPAT 2030 is a call for long-term collective commitment of the players in the construction industry with the said values engraved in each proposed measure of success.♦

Date of Release: 29 March 2019