The Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build program” ushers in the Philippines’ “Golden Age of Infrastructure,” according to Senator Christopher “Bong” Go who joined the chief executive at the opening of the 18-kilometer section of the Central Luzon Link Expressway in Tarlac City.
The newly opened highway would reduce the usual journey time between Cabanatuan City and Tarlac City from 70 minutes to just 20 minutes once it is fully operational, Go said. It will also be toll-free.
The project is intended to serve as an east-west link for Central Luzon’s expressway network, ensuring uninterrupted traffic flow from Metro Manila to the provinces via the North Luzon Expressway, TPLEx, and SCTEx.
The former presidential aide noted that the Duterte Administration’s ambitious infrastructure development plan consisted of hundreds of projects being implemented throughout the country.
These projects, Go said, were intended to relieve poverty, strengthen the economy, and alleviate traffic congestion in Metro Manila Go said the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, the San Fernando By-pass Road, the Bulacan Pulilan-Baliuag Diversion Road, the Sorsogon City Coastal By-Pass Road, the TPLEX-Luzon Spine Expressway Network, and the Urdaneta City By-pass Road were among the recently finished and ongoing large projects. Macon Ramos-Araneta
On June 12 this year, the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road , which connects Taguig, Makati, and Pasig cities, were opened to the public. The renovation has improved traffic flow in the Guadalupe portion of EDSA.
Go assured the public that he will continue to support infrastructure projects that will benefit various regions towards achieving equitable distribution of economic opportunities nationwide.
Go has been vocal in his support for the government’s infrastructure projects. Earlier, he expressed his support for the construction of the New Manila International Airport project in Bulacan.
The construction of these new airports, he said, will bring in jobs and economic opportunities outside Metro Manila and will provide livelihood to Filipinos, especially those who were left jobless due to the pandemic.
As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Go has strongly supported the funding of numerous infrastructure projects nationwide.