In his zero to 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 26.3% in 2015 to 17% by 2022.
Among the reforms that will drive this Agenda is the acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries that will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos.
Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to increase and account for 5.4% of Gross Domestic Product in 2017.
The Build Build Build Portal lists down high impact projects that are envisioned to increase the productive capacity of the economy, increase incomes, and create a robust investment climate that will pave the way for more jobs.
It is a real-time tool where projects are monitored and tracked – with relevant information made available to everyone.
The portal will be administered and managed by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.
Consistent with the mandate of the President Rodrigo Duterte to fastrack project, Department of Public Work Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of two additional lanes along the Barkadahan bridge this July.
"When completed the widening of Barkadahan bridge along C-6 will ease traffic congestion at EDSA and C-5. It will also provide safe and convenient route to the travelling public in the eastern corridor,â€ he added.
Last February, DPWH opened a section of the Laguna Lake Highway which traversesthrough Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City.
"The Barkadahan Bridge will complement the Laguna Lake Highway project, a10.7 km road network expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan by about 50%,â€ Villar said.
Two (2) lanes of the highway traversing Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City was opened last February.
"Travelers between Rizal and Makati/Taguig would benefit the most from improvements of the road capacity as well as travel speeds along the Laguna Lake corridor,â€ Villar noted.
"We aim to develop C-6 as a strategic alternate route for motorists in Metro Manila. The opening of Barkadahan Bridge is part of an ambitious road network aimed at traffic decongestion,â€ he added.