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Some Build, Build, Build projects to be completed this year — committee chair

Some projects under the administration's Build, Build, Build infrastructure program are set to be completed this year, its committee chairperson said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB on Sunday.



In the interview, Build, Build, Build Committee chairperson Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) updated the status of current projects.

The North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Harbor Link from Caloocan City to Valenzuela City opened recently, she said.

“Within the year, hopefully by the December, mabuksan po natin yung second phase of project na papunta po hanggang Port Area in Manila,” she said.

This project could cut the travel time from Port Area in Manila to NLEX to 15 minutes, Lamentillo said.

According to Lamentillo, 70 percent of the trucks will use this route instead of major thoroughfares.

"Itong project na 'to connected po siya sa NLEx-SLEx Connector sa Caloocan Interchange. Tapos yung SLEx-NLEx Connector po natin ko-connect po siya sa Skyway Stage 3,” she said.

“So magkakaroon po ng loop. Mako-connect po natin yung north, west, south at east part ng Metro Manila,” she added.

The Laguna Lake Expressway, including its bike lanes, is set to be completed in the second quarter of this year.

Also, the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) will be completed in June.

Lamentillo said that the entire country and not just Metro Manila will benefit from the Build, Build, Build program.

“Makaka-asa po kayo na ang Build, Build, Build program ay hindi lang po natin mararamdaman sa Metro Manila kundi pati sa Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao,’ she said.

Lamentillo said that the projects include the longest bridge in the country, to be constructed in Mindanao.

“Yung ating pong longest bridge which is the first bridge sa mega bridge project po natin ay sa Mindanao po natin itatayo. Ito ay doble ng San Juanico Bridge,” she said.

Lamentillo said that all Build, Build, Build projects will be completed by 2022. — Joviland Rita/BM, GMA News