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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), awarded Woodfields Consultants Inc. (WOODFIELDS) the Contract for ...

September 6, 2013

... the "Metro Manila Urban Transportation Integration Study (MMUTIS) Update and Capacity Enhancement Project (MUCEP)" Survey. WOODFIELDS is slated to conduct the Php 33, 988, 858 Project for the duration of seven months. The Contract was formally signed last August 8, 2013.

The MUCEP aims to improve and strengthen the DOTC's existing systems for transportation network planning and transportation database management for Metro Manila and adjacent municipalities. Focus is given to the traffic interaction in the metropolitan areas, and the possible traffic integration of nearby cities and municipalities such as Rizal, Laguna, Bulacan, and Cavite.

The Study will be conducted with Household Interview Surveys. There is an estimated 46,222 sample households that will be randomly surveyed in the field. The exhaustive questionnaires and expert interviews employed by the Study hope to determine existing travel behaviors and predict future traffic demands.

WOODFIELDS and OYO International Push for Disaster Preparedness Project

Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WOODFIELDS), contracted by OYO International Corporation of Japan, launches the 'Natural Disaster Risk Assessment' and 'Area Business Continuity Plan Formulation for Industrial Agglomerated Areas in the ASEAN Region'...

September 6, 2013

Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WOODFIELDS), contracted by OYO International Corporation of Japan, launches the 'Natural Disaster Risk Assessment' and 'Area Business Continuity Plan Formulation for Industrial Agglomerated Areas in the ASEAN Region'. Jointly backed by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), it aims to assist partner countries in preparing and recovering their business capabilities in the event of natural disasters.

The Study will assess natural disaster risks in selected industrial agglomerated areas and examine the regional impacts. From that assessment, an Area Business Continuity Plan (ABCP) will be formulated. An ABCP is an emerging concept in disaster risk management that describes the response system of an area during disasters and plans for quick damage recovery.

It will cover industrial agglomerated areas in selected areas in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite and Batangas. WOODFIELDS is tasked with surveying the social and economic infrastructure, existing measures for natural disasters and natural hazards.

The Philippines is one of three pilot countries, including Indonesia and Vietnam, which have representative industrial agglomerated areas covered by an ABCP. The Study is planned to be conducted in all 10 ASEAN member countries.

The Study was initiated last February 2013 and is scheduled to be finished by August 2014.

WOODFIELDS Partners with Leading European Firms in World Bank's IPOPs Project

Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WOODFIELDS), in association with Witteveen+Bos (The Netherlands) and Tauw B.V. (Germany), took part in the World Bank's Integrated Persistent Organic Pollutants (IPOPs) Project...

August 1, 2013

The Project involves delivery of technical assistance and training government units on Best Available Technology and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) adoption for the reduction of dioxin emissions in solid waste disposal sites in the Philippines.

The Project aims to "develop the capacity, through training, of local government units (LGUs) to apply BAT and BEP to reduce the emission of dioxins and furans from solid waste as well as to advise and assist selected local government units in their participation" (Component 2 of the IPOPs Project). It is funded by the World Bank's Global Environment Facility (WB-GEF) and is slated to continue until 2014.

Project beneficiaries are selected local government units namely Cabanatuan City, Legazpi City, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Butuan City, and General Santos City. Aside from capacity development, the LGUs will also receive guidance in the preparation of action plans, relevant ordinances, and detailed implementation plans.

WOODFIELDS Experts Fly to South Korea for International Training

Korea Engineering Consultants, Corp. (KECC), one of South Korea's leading engineering consultancy firms sponsored WOODFIELDS an intensive training of the latest engineering innovations in the Korea...

June 25, 2013

Last February 2013, with over 40 years of wide-range consultancy expertise, KECC lead an intensive two-month training program to selected full-time Technical Specialists and Engineers of Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WOODFIELDS).

The training program was held at the KECC Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Discussed issues included the latest engineering innovations in the areas of Water Resources, Water Supply and Wastewater, Hydraulic Dams, Ports and Harbors, Bridges, Roads and Highways. The training also aimed to familiarize participants with the country code of engineering standards. The attendance was composed of a multinational audience of experts and specialists.

DOTC Pushes Development of Linkages between Ro-Ro Ports, Highways

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is pursing a project that would boost the contribution of the existing roll-on roll-off (RORO) ferry services in the country to help sustain economic activities nationwide.

By Lawrence Agcaoili | March 5, 2013

In a notice to proceed, the DOTC has given WOODFIELDS Consultants, Inc. four months to complete the feasibility study for the central "spine" RORO project that would provide the Philippines with an efficient "spine" to facilitate the seamless, safe, expeditious, effective and economical movement of passengers, vehicles, and goods between the Luzon Island - Panay - Negros - Cebu - Bohol - Mindanao.

The areas - considered as the spine of the Philippines - would be connected through a combination of quality superhighway systems as well as modern, fast and safe catamaran RORO ferry services with matching port or terminal facilities.

"The ultimate impact of which will be reflected in economic growth, enhancement of productivity, creation of value, development of under developed areas and creation of employment," the DOTC said in the project briefing paper.

WOODFIELDS Consultants submitted the lowest bid of P12.336 million, lower compared to the approved budget for contract of P18.265 million.

The company edged other bidding including Transport and Traffic Planners Inc., GHD Pty. Ltd., the joint venture of Schema Konsult Inc. and Pertconsult International as well as the consortium of Engineering & Development Corp of the Philippines, Filipinas Dravo Corp., and Philipp's Technical Consultants, Corp.

The feasibility study would enhance the development and promotion of an effective and efficient intermodal or multimodal transportation network system in the Philippines and help formulate a Master Plan of the Central Spine RORO by 2020 and the Medium Term Plan on The Central Spine RORO by 2016.

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BCDA Awards New Master Plan Contract for Clark Special Economic Zone

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has awarded the contract to come up with a master plan for the development of 36,000 hectares of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) to ....

By: Louella D. Desiderio | August 17, 2012

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has awarded the contract to come up with a master plan for the development of 36,000 hectares of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) to PROS Architects and Engineers Co. and WOODFIELDS Consultants, Inc. (PROS and WOODFIELDS).

Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and Chief Executive Officer of the BCDA, said in a statement yesterday the Notice of Award was given to PROS and WOODFIELDS last Friday (Aug. 10).

“This is the first stage in creating the country’s most modern city” he said.

The consulting services for the creation of a master plan for the CSEZ has an approved budget contract of P26 million.

The services of a consultant is needed by the BCDA to prepare a new master development plan that is marketable, effective, viable and in harmony with current and planned developments for the CSEZ.

Casanova said earlier the new master plan for the CSEZ is seen to promote development in Central Luzon.

The master plan is likewise seen to help promote Clark as the investment destination in Southeast Asia.

BCDA Chairman Felicito C. Payumo said the new city to be built in Clark would support the economy by attracting more investments and creating new jobs.

Apart from the promotion of Clark as an investment destination, the master plan would also develop a plan for the adoption of a green building system that would encourage certain practices and techniques from architectural design to the construction of the buildings as well as the use of renewable energy in all buildings and facilities.

The master plan would likewise involve the development plan for a clean and affordable transportation system; production of organic food; provision of a state-of-the-art information infrastructure for communication network system; provision of a district to accommodate facilities for the development of cutting-edge technology which should house laboratories for computer innovations; and protection of natural habitats.

The BCDA said the master plan is seen to be completed over a six-month period.

Clark will be a beautiful, highly integrated, high-tech, green community where Bonifacio Global City meets Silicon Valley amidst a lush greenery” Casanova said.

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