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October 05 , 2021

P777-B railway project to generate jobs

Manila Times 
September 25, 2021 (Philippines)

THE P777.55-billion Philippine National Railway Clark Phase 2 project has been envisioned to stimulate further development in Central Luzon's economic climate as growth and recovery are expected to happen when its operations begin.

This was announced recently by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, who assured the North-South Commuter Rail (NSCR) project will create needed jobs that will augment the region's economic growth and recovery efforts in light of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The DoTr (Department of Transportation), in all of its projects, has always aimed to revitalize the country's economy," he said, noting the project will improve transport connectivity and mobility across the Central Luzon region and spur employment in various sectors.

"A transport infrastructure project like the NSCR will spur economic growth in Central Luzon, particularly the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga," Tugade added.


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