Dominguez commits 5 projects for Mindanao dev’t
The President’s bailiwick will not be left behind.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III pledged before Mindanaoans that their region will gain plentiful under the watch of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. In fact, Dominguez said Mindanao will be the focus of the Build, Build, Build infrastructure program, with five projects already ready for roll out as of early 2018.
- P5.4-billion Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Phase 2 in North Cotabato and Maguindanao,
- P4.86-billion Panguil Bay Bridge project that will connect Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao del Norte,
- Expansion and improvement projects in Davao International Airport (P40.57 billion) and Laguindingan Airport (P14.6 billion)
- P35.26 billion Mindanao Railway Project Phase 1 that will connect Tagum, Davao City and Digos.
“The centerpiece of our growth story will be the island of Mindanao. Long neglected by the centers of political and economic power, the island hosted many years of festering conflicts and failed local governance,” Dominguez said during the Philippine Economic Briefing held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday, March 9.