Friday, 16 December 2011

Full blast on infra projects in 2012

Expect more traffic jams with implementation of P140B infra projects—Abad
By: Christine O. Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Expect major traffic jams not only in Metro Manila but throughout the country starting next month when the government goes full blast in implementing its infrastructure program, the budget department said Thursday.

“There will be temporary problems with respect to the flow of traffic all over the country because what (Public Works) Secretary (Rogelio) Singson has been able to do is accelerate the completion of the infrastructure programs so that it may be completed before 2013,” Budget Secretary Floencio Abad told reporters.

The budget secretary said that the DPWH seeks to implement 2,144 infrastructure projects all over the country, mostly in the poor provinces. Ninety-three percent of these projects will be ready for awarding on January 2 next year, Abad said.

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