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NEDA okays P10-B tollways in Bulacan

City Of San Fernando, Pampanga — A toll road project in Bulacan worth P10.50 billion has been endorsed by Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board as part of the government’s strategy to disperse development and re-balance economic growth across regions.

NEDA logo (Photo courtesy of www.daprdp.net)

NEDA logo (Photo courtesy of www.daprdp.net)

 Approved last September 28, the Plaridel Bypass Toll Road Project aims to upgrade the existing 2-lane Plaridel bypass road in the province of Bulacan to a 4-lane toll road expressway, including the construction of two service roads along the Barangay Burol access to Angat River.

The project is among seven infrastructure projects worth P52 –billion that were endorsed to the NEDA board for approval.

The other infra projects are the 1) New Cebu International Container Port Project (NCICP), 2.) Scaling-up of the Second Cordillera Highlands Agricultural Resources Management Project (CHARMP2), 3.) Expansion of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), 4.) Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project (MMIP) Stage 2, and the 5.) Chico River Pump Irrigation Project.

The NCICP has a total project cost of P9.20-billion; CHARMP2, P601.09 million; PRDP, P21.0 billion; MMIP-II, P5.4-billion; Chico River Pump, P2.7-Billion;

ICC-CabCom also endorsed the Improvement/Widening of the General Luis Road Project to improve the road condition and ease traffic flow in the 8.89-kilometer General Luis-Kaybiga-Polo-Novaliches Road, which runs from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to General MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City.