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Duterte flags ‘Build Build Build’ setback due to insufficient workforce

THE GOVERNMENT’s flagship “Build Build Build” infrastructure development program — meant to spur overall economic growth to a sustained faster pace — has suffered delays due to a lack of workers, President Rodrigo R. Duterte himself admitted on Thursday night.

Bicol International Airport project halfway done — DoTr

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said construction of the Bicol International Airport is 50% complete and is well on track for its opening in...

PHL, Japan eye ‘collaboration’ in Build Build Build program

Manila and Tokyo continued to engage in talks to deepen industrial cooperation amid the ongoing Build Build Build program of the government. In a statement...

NEDA bullish on project completion

THE GOVERNMENT now expects to complete nearly half of its 75 flagship infrastructure projects by the time President Rodrigo R. Duterte ends his six-year term due to efforts to address bottlenecks in approval, funding and implementation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a briefing on Wednesday.

Gov’t pitching more projects for AIIB funding

THE PHILIPPINES is seeking Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) funding for more projects, the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Tuesday.

Construction at major state projects set to begin

CONSTRUCTION WORK for at least nine of the 75 key large-scale infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration is set to begin next semester.

Construction of 10 big-ticket infrastructure projects to start within the year...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS for 10 of the 75 key large-scale infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration are set to begin in the latter half of...

Swedish firms want in on government’s infrastructure program

SWEDISH FIRMS met with the Department of Finance (DoF) offering their engineering solutions for the Duterte administration's infrastructure build-up. Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald...

Untangling the gridlock: A look into the Philippines’ first subway project

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino Special Features Writer One big problem that hampers the Philippines in maximizing its economic potential is the worsening traffic congestion in...

Government seeks stronger US support for PHL infrastructure projects

THE PHILIPPINE government is seeking expanded support from the United States in its infrastructure program, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said in...

Duterte’s building boom may be expats’ ticket home

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to supercharge growth with a $180-billion infrastructure program is running into a roadblock: a lot of the people he...

Build, Build, Build: Speeding up infrastructure development

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been more particular on improving the country’s infrastructure. Days before they assumed office, Mr. Duterte and his...

Not enough warm bodies for Build! Build! Build! program

By Raymond Franco Oppositors to the tax reform bill being pushed in Congress, as embodied in House Bill (HB) 5636, are quite numerous. In addition,...

Foreign business leaders press government on infrastructure agenda

FOREIGN INVESTORS want the government to pick up the pace on infrastructure development, fearing that President Rodrigo R. Duterte may run out of time...

Infrastructure spending target doubted

AN international think tank doubts that the government plan to sharply raise infrastructure spending is doable, citing the slow rollout of projects and concerns...