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NEDA Board approved 20 projects worth P832.056B in 2020

NEDA Board approved 20 projects worth P832.056B in 2020

NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, through the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), approved 20 projects worth P832.056 billion last year, adding that it hopes to end this year with an expanded project pipeline. According to the agency’s annual report issued Wednesday, the NEDA Board, through the ICC-Cabinet Committee (CabCom), cleared 18 new projects with... continue reading

Duterte inaugurates LRT-2 east extension

Duterte inaugurates LRT-2 east extension

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday inaugurated the Light Rail Transit Line 2 East extension—a railway line that was started six years ago and saw two groundbreaking events under different administrations. The project will extend the 13.8-kilometer LRT-2 that runs from Recto, Manila to Santolan in Pasig City by another 4-km to Masinag... continue reading

Private sector calls for more tech, infrastructure PPPs

Private sector calls for more tech, infrastructure PPPs

PRIVATE SECTOR groups are calling for more collaboration with the government to improve pandemic response and economic recovery projects. Management Association of the Philippines Committee on National Issues Chair Rizalina G. Mantaring said that technology management, including that of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), can be outsourced to the private sector. “It’s very difficult to... continue reading

ADB-managed fund backs tri-city ferry project

ADB-managed fund backs tri-city ferry project

MANILA, Philippines — The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) is providing technical support to the government’s Tri-City Ferry System Project aimed at decongesting the traffic flow in the northern part of the country. CDIA, a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Asian Development Bank, granted project development support for the joint project of the... continue reading

NLEX P2B expressway link to decongest Mindanao Ave.

NLEX P2B expressway link to decongest Mindanao Ave.

NLEX Corporation is building a P2 billion, two-kilometer expressway section between the existing Mindanao Avenue toll plaza and Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City, within the second half of this year. “The construction of this section will be welcome news for NLEX commuters who face daily traffic gridlock in the congested portions of Mindanao Avenue,” NLEX... continue reading

Delivery of MRT-7 train cars expected this year

Delivery of MRT-7 train cars expected this year

THE train cars for the Metro Rail Transit Line-7 project have been completed and may start arriving in the Philippines this year, San Miguel Holdings Corp. said on Thursday. “We are happy to report that all the required 108 cars for the MRT-7 project have already been manufactured. Shipping will start after the factory acceptance... continue reading

Private sector urged to boost PPP funding

Private sector urged to boost PPP funding

MANILA, Philippines — The government has urged the private sector to boost financing for infrastructure projects as the economy recovers from the financial damage inflicted by the pandemic. The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center yesterday reported that a total of 63 PPP projects worth $149.9 billion, or around P7.25 trillion, are in the pipeline as of... continue reading

Infra projects to create 1.6M more new jobs this year–Villar

Infra projects to create 1.6M more new jobs this year–Villar

With ‘Build, Build, Build,’ public infrastructure spending doubled to 5% of GDP The big-ticket infrastructure projects currently rolled out by the government will create an additional 1.6 million jobs this year, President Duterte’s infrastructure managers said on Wednesday. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar told the Asia Infrastructure Forum 2021 the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program... continue reading

NLEX-SLEX Connector to open this year

NLEX-SLEX Connector to open this year

THE North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) connector road project is targeted to open before the year ends, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said. “Ang project po ay 40 percent ang physical accomplishment at 85 percent ang site possession ng ating right of way,” (The physical accomplishment of the project... continue reading

Agro-industrial park to rise in UPLB

Agro-industrial park to rise in UPLB

MANILA, Philippines — The government plans to start inviting contractors for the agro-industrial and information technology park in Laguna by early next year. The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) recently met to discuss the progress of the UPLB Agro-Industrial and Information Technology Parks project or the Agri-Futura project.... continue reading