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Gov’t has new list of infra projects

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Given the impact of the pandemic and the recent typhoon, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is updating the list of approved infrastructure projects.


NEDA Undersecretary Jonathan Uy said they aim to release the new list by the end of this year.


“It would appear that we are now reaching about 100 projects and some additional ones being proposed for this particular update,” he said.


The Duterte administration recently identified about 104 priority projects for its flagship Build, Build, Build program, higher than the 75 projects earlier announced.


Included in the list are the Metro Manila subway project, the upgrading of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Cebu monorail system, and the Mindanao Railway project.


The government is prioritizing the construction of infrastructure projects around the country after, citing its long-term effect on the sustainability of domestic growth.


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