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Road funding from Japan for Philippines worth around $1.2 billion

Christian Fernsby |
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing the funding for a series of major infrastructure projects in the Philippines.

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In all eight road and bridge projects being built in the Philippines at present are being funded by the JICA.

These are worth around $1.2 billion.

The projects include the Central Luzon Link Expressway, the Metro Manila Interchange, the Arterial Road Bypass, a programme of road upgrades across the nation, the Marawi road project, road improvements in Mindanao and the Davao City Bypass.

The bypass road project is for a 2.3 tunnel connection.

Work is also being carried out to make the Lambinga and Guadalupe Bridges in Manila more resistant to serious seismic events.

In addition, JICA is assisting with long-term infrastructure development by providing a technology transfer process, as well as institutional support amongst other measures.

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