Commute in the Philippines is set for a lot of changes after the House Committee on Transportation approved a new bill on Wednesday (October 13) that will establish a 30-year National Transportation Infrastructure Program.

The new measure, which has Panel Chairman and Samar Rep. Edgar Sarmiento as its principal author, will seek to improve transportation in the country through the legislation of “The Future of Mobility in the Philippines 2045 Act.”

According to Sarmiento, a lot of infrastructure projects are commissioned in the Philippines every year, however, most of these will be put on hold or be canceled. But with the implementation of House Bill 9468, this could be resolved. 

“Major infrastructure projects are usually complex and capital-intensive which often need adequate planning and efficient implementation,” he said.

“Elections and changes in the administration of the country every so often can put a stop in the process of planning and implementing these major infrastructure projects,” Sarmiento stressed. 

Once implemented the bill will cover three decades’ worth of infrastructures, from 2023 to 2052.

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