Transport & Infrastructure
From The Report: Philippines 2019
View in Online Reader

On the back of the government’s Build, Build, Build initiative, various infrastructure projects have been implemented across the country to ease the flow of goods and people, as well as make the country an attractive place to live and work. Dubbed “Dutertenomics”, President Rodrigo Duterte’s prioritisation of infrastructure is intended to usher in a golden age of development for the Philippines. Indeed, infrastructure was a cornerstone of the election campaign that brought him into office in 2016. The administration is holding true to its promise, and in a bid to foster economic growth and alleviate congestion, the state is making major strides towards an efficient transport ecosystem. This chapter also contains interviews with Arthur P Tugade, Secretary of the Department of Transportation; and Eddie Monreal, General Manager, Manila International Airport Authority.