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Work underway on major highways across Philippines

Staff Writer |
A series of major highway projects are now being implemented in the Philippines.

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Key projects being implemented close to Davao City include the $380 million Davao City-Panabo City bypass, the $537.5 million Coastal Road and two flyovers worth $14 million in total.

The bypass project will cut journey times and includes the construction of a tunnel section, with a portion of the funding being provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The new coastal route will also cut congestion and journey times for users.

Meanwhile work on a new highway connecting Quezon province and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) is due to start during this year.

Work on the $261 million SLEx-TR4 project will improve journeys between Metro Manila and Bicol, Quezon, Batangas and Laguna.

The four lane SLEx-TR4 route is being built in five sections: Candelaria to Lucena City; Tiaong, Quezon to Candelaria in Quezon; San Pablo City to Tiaong; Sto Tomas to Laguna's Makban; Makban to San Pablo City.

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