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DPWH completed 4 flagship projects in 2021

Evelyn Macairan - The Philippine Star
DPWH completed 4 flagship projects in 2021
In a statement yesterday, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, who is also the newly designated Build Build Build program chief implementer, said the agency’s Unified Project Management Office finished the construction of four of the government’s flagship projects last year.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed four flagship projects under the Duterte administration last year.

In a statement yesterday, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, who is also the newly designated Build Build Build program chief implementer, said the agency’s Unified Project Management Office finished the construction of four of the government’s flagship projects last year.

These are the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road project and Estrella Pantaleon Bridge, which serve as alternative linkages to increase the number of usable roadways that would decongest traffic along EDSA and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

The BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road project shortened to only 12 minutes the travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas central business district.

The Estrella Pantaleon Bridge cuts the drive between Mandaluyong and Makati to just five minutes. The DPWH said the bridge has also enhanced resilience against natural disasters.

The third completed project is the 18.97-kilometer Marawi Transcentral Road Phase 1 funded by a grant from Japan, which is geared toward fulfilling the government’s promise to build back better in Marawi City four years after the siege.

President Duterte inaugurated the fourth project, the18-kilometer Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia, Makati to Balintawak, Quezon City. The skyway, which connects the North Luzon Expressway and South Luzon Expressway, was funded under the Public-Private Partnership Program.

The Department of Transportation also completed four projects in 2021: the Land Transportation Office Central Command Center, Light Rail Transit-2 East Extension, General Santos Airport Development Project and Bicol International Airport.

In a report to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Sadain said they were able to finish the eight projects worth P94.64 billion last year despite quarantine restrictions due to COVID-19.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

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