THE government, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is seeking private sector partners to develop and manage the Club Intramuros Golf Course in Manila and a dive resort in Panglao, Bohol.

In a statement released by the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center on Thursday, TIEZA said it will bid out the 25-year development and management contract for the Club Intramuros Gold Course and its facilities.

The selected partner can redesign, reconstruct or rehabilitate the 20-hectare golf course and its facilities. However, the design and construction will need approval from the Intramuros Administration.

TIEZA said the public-private partnership (PPP) project requires a minimum capital investment of P250 million.

Interested parties for the Club Intramuros Golf Course project should submit a letter of intent and other required initial documents to TIEZA on or before Jan. 6, 2020. Deadline for the submission of eligibility documents is on Feb. 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the TIEZA main office in Pasay City.

Meanwhile, TIEZA is also looking for a private sector partner for the development and management of the Balicasag Island Dive Resort (BIDR) PPP project through a competitive selection process.

Located in Panglao, the Balicasag Island Dive Resort has been operated by TIEZA since 1989. Balicasag is described as a mushroom-shaped coral island with five diving sites.

“The scope of this PPP Project includes the development and management of BIDR in order to upgrade the facilities of the asset, improve efficiency in operations, and create significant contribution to a thriving and sustainable tourism in the area,” TIEZA said.

Under the 25-year concession, the partner may expand the resort’s accommodations and add water sports activities and island tours, among others.

Interested parties can submit their eligibility documents until 12:00 noon of Jan. 10, 2020. — Arjay L. Balinbin