MANILA, Philippines – Public Works Secretary Mark Villar on Friday, January 17, said P384 billion worth of road projects under the Build, Build, Build program will help ease congestion along EDSA.
At the launch of the Duterte Legacy Campaign, where Cabinet members presented the mid-term accomplishments of the administration, Villar bared the "EDSA traffic master plan," which included P384 billion worth of ongoing road infrastructure projects.
Villar said that 6 projects are set to be completed in 2020, in addition to the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, an elevated 5.58-kilometer expressway connecting Port Area to NLEX which was opened in February 2019. These include the following:
"Abangan 'nyo po (Just wait for it), this year, we'll see major improvements in EDSA," Villar said.
Meanwhile, 5 projects are set to start construction this year:
Most of the ongoing projects are targetted to be done before the Duterte administration ends in 2022:
While there are several road infrastructure projects under DPWH's watch, Villar acknowledged that the long-term solution for the traffic in EDSA is mass transit.
Villar said that the completion of President Rodrigo Duterte's promises is "well underway."
"It's always been our goal that these problems, the traffic, the congestion…the congestion in our airports, these problems did not start under us, but definitely we are commited to finishing it within the term of this President," Villar said. – Rappler.com