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Find out the P38B worth of infra projects on NEDA’s plate next year


MANILA — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board is set to discuss six infrastructure projects worth P37.6 billion worth for approval next year.

“NEDA approved 20 projects this year and we expect to have six more. The six projects we are trying to secure NEDA board (approval) through ad referendum, these are for clearance,” NEDA Assistant Secretary for Investment Programming Jonathan Uy told reporters on Thursday.

Uy said the three new projects include the Safe Philippines Project, the Bridge Construction Acceleration Project and the acquisition of six marine disaster response helicopters for the Philippine Coast Guard.

The P20.21-billion Safe Philippines Project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) aims to strengthen the capabilities of local government units (LGUs) in managing public order and safety through the construction of 18 integrated operations and command centers that are equipped with video surveillance systems and a remote backup data center.

Uy said the NEDA board would also tackle the additional financing for the new Bohol Panglao International Airport, the completion of Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project, and resolve the legal issues in Jalaur River Multipurpose Project in Iloilo.

He further said the government targets to roll out 12 to 15 projects next year. (PNA)

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