Government Approves Two Rail and Nine Other Projects

The government approved 11 projects worth $6.89 billion, including two major rail lines situated north of Metro Manila and in Mindanao. Most of the projects will be financed through official development assistance, including three that were originally earmarked as public-private partnership projects. The first phase of the Mindanao railway will use government funding and has an ambitious target date of 2020. The approval for three…

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