Lopez: ‘Build Build Build’ to boost trade, investmenthome/Business/Top Business/Lopez: ‘Build Build Build’ to boost trade, investmentTHE government’s “Build Build Build” infrastructure program will help facilitate greater trade and investment in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Thursday. Citing figures from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Build Build Build will also create an additional 820,000 jobs. “More jobs are expected to be created in the construction sector under the Duterte administration’s infrastructure program, and Filipinos will be high on the priority list of employment opportunities,” Lopez claimed. The Trade chief said that, as of the first half of the year, the construction industry’s share to total employment is 9.3 percent, which translates to 3.826 million workers. According to him, the construction industry’s share to GDP climbed to 6.5 percent in January to June, from 6.2 percent in the same period last year.
Source: Manila Times November 08, 2018 16:29 UTC