Infrastructure projects of the Philippine government’s program, “Build Build Build,” will continue to assist the country in bouncing back from the extraordinary impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Under the “Build Build Build” program, the government targets to spend over PHP1 trillion in 2020—having over 100 flagship projects.
During the Laging Handa public briefing held on Friday, April 17, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio Dizon said that the construction of these infrastructure projects will stimulate economic activities and create jobs for Filipinos.
Dizon said projects under the “Build Build Build” program were halted during the enhanced community quarantine, which to date, has been extended until April 30.
“Projects were delayed for a month now. But we will normalize gradually and we will resume our ‘Build Build Build’ program,” he said in Filipino.
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) urged the government to continue its infrastructure program but prioritize projects that will improve agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
The BCDA, together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation (DoTr), are leading the tasks of projects under the infrastructure program. The BCDA and DPWH are concurrently leading the establishment of emergency patient care centers (PCCs) in the Philippines.
As a result of the Philippines continued battle to combat the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the country, many economic activities have been placed on pause such as the construction of critical infrastructure projects for the country’s growth.
Stay updated with information on the Philippines’ “Build Build Build” Program by visiting their website at http://www.build.gov.ph.