Pres. Duterte Approves P305 Billion Worth of 11 Infrastructure Projects Nationwide

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The tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approves a total of 11 infrastructure projects nationwide with a combined cost of P305 billion during the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) meeting in Malacañang last Tuesday.

All the 11 approved projects by the Duterte administration is mainly aimed at improving the country’s transportation network and water resource management.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement “All items submitted to yesterday’s (Tuesday) NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) board were approved by the Cabinet,” Abella stated.

Based upon the list of latest infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration, the biggest approved project is the Malolos-Clark Railway Project or the Philippine National Railway North 2 worth P211.43 billion.

The commuter Line and Express Railway connecting the city of Malolos in Bulacan and the proposed Clark Green City through Clark International Airport will be funded by Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Here’s the List of the Other Approved Projects Listed by NEDA in a Press Conference:

  • Mindanao Railway Project (MRP) Phase 1 Tagum-Davao (P35.26 billion)
  • Cavite Industrial Area Flood Risk Management Project (P9.89 billion)
  • Clark International Airport (CIA) Expansion Project (P12.55 billion)
  • Education Pathways to Peace in Conflict-Affected Areas of Mindanao (PATHWAYS) (P3.47 billion)
  • Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program-Philippines (P1.19 billion)
  • New Communications, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project: 30-Month Loan Validity Extension and Reallocation of Funds (P10.87 billion)
  • New Configuration of the LRT Line 1 North Extension Project – Common Station / Unified Grand Central Station (North Extension Project) (P2.8 billion)
  • Change in Scope, Cost, and Financing Arrangements for the Arterial Road Bypass Project Phase II (P4.62 billion)
  • Change in Financing of the New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) (P10.86 billion)
  • Project Approval and Change in Financing of Chico River Pump Irrigation Project of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) (P2.7 billion)
Source: Manila Bulletin / PIA

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