The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is currently reviewing two road development projects that may be approved before the end of the month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The two projects, which will be built under the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program are the Daang Hari-SLEX Link Project and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway Project Phase 2.
According to DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson, the Daang Hari-SLEX Link Project is a new, 4.0-kilometer, four-lane paved toll road that will pass through the New Bilibid Prison reservation and will connect Bacoor, Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway through Susana Heights. The 5.2-kilometer-long NAIA Expressway Project Phase 2 will traverse the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, and improve the access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
A third project, now known as the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project, is reportedly under negotiation between the DPWH and Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC). The project stems from an unsolicited proposal made last year by the MPTDC which is to construct a 13.24-kilometer, four-lane elevated expressway, which will link the NLEX to the SLEX by passing through Metro Manila and utilizing the existing Philippine National Railways tracks as its major route.
Once the negotiations between the DPWH and the MPTDC have been finalized and completed, the project will be submitted for approval to the NEDA.
Of the three projects, which one are you looking forward to the most?
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