Rappler Talk: What roads matter to you? #OpenRoads

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Rappler Talk: What roads matter to you? #OpenRoads
What roads are important to you and your community?

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Highways states the Philippines has a total of 216,016 kilometers of roads, a length estimated to reach halfway to the moon. However, only a little over a quarter (27.87%) of this total network has been paved. 

Philippine infrastructure remains “poor” compared to most countries ranked in the 2015-2016 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum.

Today, the 2016 government budget boasts a total of P277.02 billion ($5.89 billion) for roads and bridges, about three times the budget in 2011. Will this be enough?

What does it take to improve the Philippine road network? What roads are important to you and your community?

Rappler talked to World Bank Senior Economist Kai Kaiser about the condition of the road network in the Philippines and programs the bank has been supporting to improve the Philippine road network. – Rappler.com

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