PH Borrows P4 BILLION Pesos From Japan To Help Decongest Metro Manila Traffic

Traffic sa EDSA (8)

Apparently, Japan is loaning the Philippines P4 billion pesos to fund road and infrastructure projects targeted towards decongesting the heavy traffic in Metro Manila, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

According to the report, the loan, done in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is said to cover major interchanges in the metro, such as flyovers and road links. Included her are the interchanges on EDSA-Roosevelt-Congressional, EDSA-West-North, C-5-Green Meadows, and North-Mindanao Avenue.

The report says that the country and JICA have been working together on the Transport Infrastructure Roadmap for Metro Manila and its surrounding areas last year, that includes short and long-term strategies to decongest traffic, develop regional growth centers, and enhance the living conditions of people living in Metro Manila, and nearby areas.

We just hope that these road projects actually amount to real progress!

What do you think of this? Do you think it will help the country in the long run?


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