Aquino: Budget for infra has more than doubled

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Monday, July 28, 2014

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the government's budget for infrastructure has "more than doubled" from P200.3 billion in 2011 it went up to P404.3 billion in 2014.

"Para magpatuloy ang pag-angat ng ekonomiya at pagbukas ng pagkakataon, kailangan ng imprastruktura," he said. "Natitiyak nating mas sulit ang bawat pisong ginagastos ng estado."

"Ang nailatag, napaayos, napalawak, naipagawang kalsada ng DPWH, umabot na sa 12,184 kilometro," he added.

He said the current administration surpassed the six solicited public-private partnership (PPP) projects from the past three administrations.

He said the Aluling bridge has been opened to the public.

He also mentioned the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project, which was launched last January.

"Ang Ternate-Nasugbu Road (1994), 100 percent complete na rin ngayon," said Aquino.

Aquino said “Ang Basilan Circumferential Road, (2000), malapit na ring matapos.”

The bidding for the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike will commence before end of 2014.

“Maliban sa mga proyekto sa Puerto Princesa Airport, abangan na rin ninyo ang Busuanga Airport,” he said.

"Sa mabuting pamamahala, nanunumbalik ang tiwala ng merkado, ng mundo, at ng taumbayan sa ating gobyerno," he said. (Sunnex)

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