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JICA-funded LRT-1 train supply deal opened to Japanese bidders

JICA-funded LRT-1 train supply deal opened to Japanese bidders

THE Transportation department is inviting Japanese firms to bid to supply 120 new trains for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line-1, which will accommodate higher passenger volumes once the Ayala and Metro Pacific groups extend the line to Bacoor, Cavite. The project will be funded through a loan extended by the Japan International Cooperation Agency... continue reading

NAIA Expressway Cavitex section now open

NAIA Expressway Cavitex section now open

MANILA – NAIA Expressway Ramps 11 and 12, which connect NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Cavitex and Skyway, are now open to the public, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced Wednesday (Dec. 28). Ramps 11 and complement the NAIA Expressway Christmas Lane and the existing NAIA expressway road network, which already... continue reading

2 more ramps opened on NAIA expressway

2 more ramps opened on NAIA expressway

Ramps 11 and 12, which connect the NAIA expressway to the Cavitex, are now open for use MANILA, Philippines – Two additional entry ramps have been opened on the new Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) expressway, connecting the country’s main airport to major highways in the capital Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary... continue reading

Expressway Cavitex section on December 28

Expressway Cavitex section on December 28

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday opened ramps 11 and 12, connecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to Cavitex and Skyway. With this, Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar noted the ramps are expected to shorten the travel time of motorists going to the... continue reading

Priority project list due in January

Priority project list due in January

THE list of the government’s priority projects, including infrastructure, will be outlined in the Public Investment Program (PIP) 2017-2022, which is expected to be completed by January. The PIP 2017-2022 is a companion of Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 and will “come shortly after the PDP is approved,” said National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)... continue reading

DAP runs first public-private partnership course for LGUs

DAP runs first public-private partnership course for LGUs

PASIG CITY, Dec. 29 – The Development Academy of the Philippines Center for Governance (CfG), through its Local Governance and Development Office, has conducted the first run of the Introductory Course on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for LGUs, gathering local officials and key representatives from different local government units for the publicly offered course that took... continue reading

Philippines says to achieve 6.7 pct growth target this year

Philippines says to achieve 6.7 pct growth target this year

MANILA – The Philippine economy is expected to achieve its 6.7 percent growth target for the year following strong growth in the first three quarters, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said. Abella claimed the Duterte administration has shown significant achievements in infrastructure and international partnerships, among others. “Household consumption, as well as investments in construction, public... continue reading

‘Free hand given by Duterte to govt economists seen boosting growth’

‘Free hand given by Duterte to govt economists seen boosting growth’

THE iron hand of the President can be seen in his war on drugs. Blood stains on the streets, left as remnants of this war, are among the biggest changes that have come to neighborhoods and city centers. But on the economic front, the President’s nature to give his people a “free hand” in economic... continue reading

Airport

Airport

For the harried denizens of the metropolis, getting to and from the airport is an exercise in patience and equanimity. The congestion extends from the roads to the terminals. One never knows exactly how much time it will take to get through. The Duterte administration recently unveiled an impressive infrastructure plan for the country. The... continue reading