The Build Build Build Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expected to have generated a total of 6.57 million jobs by the close of 2020.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the continuous yearly increase in infrastructure budget has fueled massive employment all across the Philippines.
“We are glad to announce that in 2016, 911,034 jobs were generated and this number ballooned to 1,196,555 jobs in 2017; 1,714,905 in 2018; and 1,226,023 in 2019,” said Secretary Villar.
“This year, although we have slowed down a little bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1,525,342 of jobs will be generated from the 2020 budget,” added Secretary Villar.
According to Secretary Villar, construction workers employed under the BBB program were paid based on the minimum wage for each region.
“This massive BBB program of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is aimed to not only build roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure to spur economic development but also to provide local livelihood to the Filipino people,” said Secretary Villar.
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