Speaking in his 5th State of the Nation Address Monday, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said, “To realize the maximum benefit from the country’s investments, the infrastructure projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ Program, which are labor and capital intensive, are not mere springboards for the country’s swift recovery [post]-pandemic.
They are economic benefits --- economic benefits to be distributed to all corners of the country and push sustainability in urban centers, particularly Metro Manila. He also cited the statements of the government’s economic cluster that investments in infrastructure will help start up the economy which will benefit the people.
Duterte said the Department of Public Works and Highways has resumed the construction of some key infrastructure projects such as the North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link, the NLEX-SLEX Connector, the Cavite-Laguna Expressway, the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, the R-1 Bridge Project, the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway Project, and the Subic Freeport Expressway Project, among others.
Duterte said the government is set to release a report of the accomplishments under ‘Build, Build, Build’.
“We have accomplished significant infrastructure projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ Program. I will not dwell lengthily on the nitty-gritty of our infrastructure accomplishments now lest I bore you. Instead we will release a comprehensive written report on our collective milestones and the details of accomplishments to remind us that perseverance, patience and determination will help us move forward even in the most difficult of times,” he added.
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