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Clark Airport gets new passenger terminal

Clark Airport gets new passenger terminal

The Clark International Airport has a brand-new passenger terminal but its opening has been set for January 2021 to allow a “smooth transition” to the new facility. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced the completion of the construction of the new passenger terminal at Pampanga gateway, located about 100 kilometers north of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino... continue reading

SMC completes Skyway Stage 3

SMC completes Skyway Stage 3

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced on Tuesday that the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 has been completed, but its top official said it is not yet open to the motoring public. In a statement, SMC said the 17.93-kilometer expressway, which links Gil Puyat Ave. (formerly Buendia) in Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway... continue reading

Infrastructure push to aid recovery

Infrastructure push to aid recovery

THE government’s decision to refocus its flagship infrastructure program will help the Philippine economy recover faster from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. “This realignment of projects, together with continued structural reforms to improve the efficiency of public investment… would help the Philippine economy recover faster from COVID-19 while continuing to... continue reading

Infrastructure push to aid recovery

Infrastructure push to aid recovery

THE government’s decision to refocus its flagship infrastructure program will help the Philippine economy recover faster from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. “This realignment of projects, together with continued structural reforms to improve the efficiency of public investment… would help the Philippine economy recover faster from COVID-19 while... continue reading

Longer list of ‘Build, Build, Build’ projects OKd

Longer list of ‘Build, Build, Build’ projects OKd

President Duterte has given the go-ahead to the longer list of 104 projects worth P4.1 trillion in the “Build, Build, Build” pipeline. The list now includes additional health and information technology infrastructure that will enable Filipinos to better adapt to the “new normal” brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick... continue reading

SMC shells out P100 M for relocation of people from Bulacan airport site

SMC shells out P100 M for relocation of people from Bulacan airport site

San Miguel Corporation ( SMC) shelled out P100-million assistance to residents displaced by its P734-billion Manila International Airport project. Already, former settlers of Barangay Taliptip Bulakan, Bulacan have started moving into their new homes after receiving SMC’s lump-sum cash assistance. Many others are about to complete building their homes, according to SMC president and chief... continue reading

ADB pushes development of public transport system amid pandemic

ADB pushes development of public transport system amid pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is calling for the continuous development of public transportation systems in the Asia-Pacific region amid the pandemic, as the impact of the health crisis will be felt for years. During the opening session of the Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2020 yesterday, ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa... continue reading

CALAX Laguna segment interchanges open today

CALAX Laguna segment interchanges open today

The Interchanges of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) opens after midnight today (August 18, 2020), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar announced. “I am very happy that this Build Build Build (BBB) project has progressed despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he remarked after yesterday’s inspection of the Laguna... continue reading

MPCALA to open 2 Calax interchanges

MPCALA to open 2 Calax interchanges

MANILA, Philippines — Two new interchanges in the Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will open tomorrow, according to Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar. The opening of the Laguna Boulevard and the Laguna Technopark interchanges in Biñan will give motorists access to and from the Laguna Technopark and have an... continue reading

TRB approves CALAX Laguna segment toll rates

TRB approves CALAX Laguna segment toll rates

The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the rates for the Interchanges of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) – the Laguna Boulevard Interchange and the Laguna Technopark Interchange in Biñan, both slated to be opened this month. CALAX features barrier-less entries and toll fees are paid upon exit. The TRB toll rates, including the value added... continue reading