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Duterte eyes railway systems as his ‘first big project’

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte sets his eyes on railway systems in Luzon and in Mindanao as his "first big project" as president.

Duterte told reporters at a press briefing in Davao City on Saturday evening that the details of the railway project have not yet been drawn up, a dzBB radio report said Sunday morning.

But Duterte said other countries need to be involved in such a big project for lack of national budget, the report added.

"Maybe China,"  Duterte was quoted as saying when pressed on what country he had in mind for the railway project.

Duterte said the railway systems would connect Manila-Nueva Vizcaya in Central Luzon, Manila-Sorsogon, Manila-Batangas and for the whole of Mindanao. — LBG, GMA News