The Department of Budget and Management has reportedly approved the P2.39-billion budget needed to fund various road projects under President Benigno Aquino III's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program.
According to Rappler.com, the P2.39-billion budget will be released to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and used for the preliminary requirements of the projects, which, the agency hopes, would result in their quicker and more efficient execution.
"The Aquino administration is laying down the proper groundwork for our private sector engagements so that project implementation will proceed seamlessly," DPWH secretary Florencio Abad was quoted as saying.
Of the budget, P259.2 million will supposedly go to the Daang Hari Road Project with about P177.3 million to be used for right-of-way claims and P35.2 million for the widening of the bridge at the Susana Heights Interchange; P284.33 million will go to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway Project for the initial payment of right-of-way claims and the clearing of affected structures; and P1.85 billion for the agency's nationwide road and flood control projects.
So, how do you feel about these projects?