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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

CRK new terminal 99.52% complete

CRK new terminal 99.52% complete

THE Clark International Airport New Passenger Terminal is on track to be fully operational by January 2021, with the building shell already 99.52 percent completed. A joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the new and iconic terminal is designed to triple the airport’s annual passenger... continue reading

Transcript: President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate SONA

Transcript: President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate SONA

(3rd update July 28, 2020, 9:07 a.m.) Below is a transcription of President Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2020 months after a nationwide lockdown as a response to a ranging coronavirus pandemic. The address lasted for nearly two hours as the longest SONA he delivered since 2017. Kindly… Senate President... continue reading

LRT-1 Cavite extension almost halfway done

LRT-1 Cavite extension almost halfway done

The Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) Cavite extension project is halfway done, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. It said in a statement on Sunday, the DoTr said the completion rate of the 11.7-kilometer Cavite extension was at 47.77 percent as of July. Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) — a joint venture firm of Metro... continue reading

Gov’t set to sweeten terms of PPP deals

Gov’t set to sweeten terms of PPP deals

The government plans to renegotiate terms of big-ticket infrastructure projects to be undertaken by the private sector and possibly give them longer contracts to allow them more time to recoup their investments in consideration of the economic woes inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary Vivencio Dizon, Presidential adviser for flagship programs and projects, told the... continue reading

NEDA sees gradual economic recovery in Central Visayas

NEDA sees gradual economic recovery in Central Visayas

CEBU CITY – The Central Visayas region is projected to gradually recover in the later part of 2020 through next year, the chief of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in Central Visayas said. In an online interview hosted by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), NEDA-7 regional director Efren... continue reading

ADB commits support for infrastructure, finance sectors

ADB commits support for infrastructure, finance sectors

MANILA, Philippines — Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to continue providing support for crucial infrastructure and financial sector development among its member countries through its private sector operations. The multilateral bank announced yesterday that its private sector operations reached $3 billion in 2019, lifting the overall portfolio by 11 percent to $13.6 billion.... continue reading

Megawide-led consortium taking over $2-B NAIA rehab

Megawide-led consortium taking over $2-B NAIA rehab

It’s official. The Megawide Construction Corporation (Megawide) consortium, with its operating partner, GMR, has now picked up the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after the NAIA Consortium of the country’s seven largest conglomerates abandoned their US$2-billion (P102 billion) proposal to the government last week over fears the project will no longer be... continue reading