DOTr Leads the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (C6 Expressway)

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The infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration is now in full throttle as the DOTr and the DPWH led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway Project or simply called as C6 Expressway.

Sec. Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Sec. Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) were the two highest government officials of the Duterte administration who attended the very important event.

The major expressway project under the administration of Pres. Duterte will be built by the national government starting this year to ease travel to the southern part of Metro Manila. The construction of the road project will begin in April 2018 and is expected to be finished in just two and a half years.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar also stated during an interview with the media that aside from easing up traffic, the project will also help the Philippine economy.

The DPWH Secretary was quoted as saying “Base po sa study ng JICA, ang nawawala po sa atin ay 2.4 billion pesos a day sa productivity. Isipin niyo na lang po yung oras natin sa traffic (Based on JICA’s study, we lose P2.4 billion a day in productivity. Just to think of the time we spend in traffic,” said Sec. Villar.

The highly anticipated C6 Expressway Project will also help decongest C5 and EDSA. “Travel time from Quezon City to Taguig will soon take up to 35 minutes with the construction of C6 Expressway. That is about two and a half hours faster than the current three hours ride,” Villar said.

Meanwhile, DOTr Secretary Tugade on his part stated this plan is long overdue ant will come true. He noted that under the Duterte administration we are turning the c6 project into reality.

The 34-kilometer C6 Expressway Project is under Pres. Duterte’s ambitious Build, Build, Build Program with a staggering P450-billion budget. The newest expressway in the Philippines is expected to be ready for use by 2020.

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Source: PNA

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