One of the bright spots in outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte's much talked about Build, Build, Build infrastructure program has been its focus and subsequent significant progress in rail development. Without the investment support of institutions such as ADB and JICA, none of this would have been possible. The government's appetite for rail development has been subjected to some criticism, however. If we are to offer one caution, it would only be that any development, rail or otherwise, be undertaken with capacity demand growth in mind. As long as demand growth is addressed, however, the new rail developments are truly transport for the future, and we thank the ADB and JICA for the steadfast support of these efforts.
Source: Manila Times June 22, 2022 16:09 UTC