DPWH unveils infra masterplan

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reveals last Thursday the Duterte Administration's infrastructure masterplan to address traffic woes, flooding problems and backlogs in quality road facilities.

“This administration is committed to go all out in infrastructure, we are planning to really have major improvements in the next two to three years,” said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.

To reduce the worsening traffic, the DPWH is eyeing the North Luzon Expressway Connector Road Project, NLEX Harbor Link, the NAIA Expressway Project, and C6 and CR widening.  

Villar also confirmed that DPWH is eager to pursue the construction of a bridge across Pasig River to link Bonifacio Global City to Taguig-Makati area and Ortigas Center in Pasig. 

Other priority projects include the P3.03-billion Edsa-Taft flyover,  C5 Road to Julia Vargas Flyover in Pasig City; Katipunan to C5 Road Flyover and Miriam to Gate 3 of Ateneo de Manila University flyover. 

DPWH alone has a total budget of P363.54 billion this year, a 33 percent increase from last year’s P273.91 billion.

The agency plans to spend P204.12 billion for public roads, P64.20 billion for flood control projects and P95.23 billion for other infra development.