‘Big-ticket’ infra projects in the pipeline – DOTr

March 20, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 344 views

THE Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) big-ticket infrastructures in the pipeline are included in the high-impact projects approved and being implemented under President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s administration.

The Marcos administration has reported that out of 194 high-impact projects under the Build Better More program, 67 Infrastructure Flagship Projects (IFPs) have either been approved or are now being implemented, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Monday.

The NEDA said that as of March 9, the list of IFPs being carried out by multiple government agencies includes the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project, Davao Public Transport Modernization Project, (DPTMP), EDSA Greenways, LRT 2 West Extension, and the Metro Manila Line 1 Cavite Extension (LRT 1 Cavite Extension).

Also included in the IFP list are the Metro Manila Subway Project Phase 1, Mindanao Rail Project Phase 1, MRT 3 Rehabilitation Project, MRT 4, MRT 7 Project, New Cebu International Container Port Project, New Manila International Airport (Bulacan International Airport), North-South Commuter Railway, PNR South Long Haul, and the Subic Clark Railway.

The New Dumaguete Airport Development Project (Bacong International Airport) and the Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation (InFRA) Project-Phase 1 have secured approval or been approved for implementation, NEDA said as it noted that six projects are waiting for government approval.

The NEDA Board, chaired by the President, approved last week 194 high-impact priority projects under the IFPs as well as amendments to the 2013 Joint Venture (JV) Guidelines that are seen to further strengthen the government’s “Build Better More” program.