Build Build Build: 34 of 75 Duterte Flagship Infra Projects to Start in 2018

The government under the leadership of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte will break ground at least 34 or almost half of the 75 "flagship" infrastructure projects for the ambitious "Build, Build, Build" program according to the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

NEDA Undersecretary Rolando G. Tungpalan stated in a forum that one of the "flagship" project already broke ground before 2017, while 15 were rolled out lat year.

Out of the 75 flagship projects, 10 will be launched in 2019, while the remaining four will be rolled out in 2020.

NEDA also noted that the groundbreaking schedules for 11 flagship projects were yet to be determined. As of January 15, 66 out of the 75 flagship projects were estimated to cost a total of P2.289 trillion, Tungpalan said.

Some of the big-ticket projects to be rolled out his year 2018 are 12 bridges that will cross the Pasig River, Marikina River and the Manggahan Floodway. These bridges will be constructed by the DPWH this year and expected to be finished by 2022.

The DPWH under Secretary Mark Villar will also roll out the P4.86-billion Panguil Bay Bridge project that will connect Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao del Norte, for completion in 2021.

The Department of Transportation, meanwhile, will implement the P35.26-billion, 102-kilometer Mindanao Rail Project (Phase 1) that will connect Tagum, Davao City and Digos in Region 11. It is eyed for completion by 2022.

The DOTr will also start this year work on the P211.43-billion Philippine National Railway North 2 Project, the 69.5-kilometer extension of the PNR North 1 from Malolos, Bulacan, to Clark International Airport and the sprawling Clark Green City, eyed for completion in 2024.

Also for rollout in 2018 is the DOTr’s P175.3-billion PNR South Long-Haul Project, a 639-km rail consisting of these lines: 406-kilometer Los Baños to Legazpi; 117-km Legazpi to Matnog; 58-km Calamba to Batangas; and 58-km Manila to Los Baños.

By 2018, the DOTr DOTr will begin implementation of the P355.59-billion Metro Manila Subway Project (Phase 1), a 25.3-km underground rail that will connect Quezon City and Taguig City, and extend to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The Duterte administration intends to spend up to P9 trillion on hard and modern infrastructure until 2022 to usher in “the golden age of infrastructure” after years of neglect.

Source: PNA

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