• Major infra projects face delay – MMDA


    SOME major infrastructure projects of the government will not be completed on time, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

    MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino on Monday said among these projects are the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Elevated Expressway and Skyway Stage 3.

    Construction of the NAIA Elevated Expressway will be delayed for five months because of debris clogging the drainage and causing flooding along the Park and Fly headed toward NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 in Pasay City (Metro Manila), Tolentino said.

    The project, he said, is supposed to be finished in time for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit this November.

    NAIA Expressway is a 1.6-kilometer elevated expressway project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that runs from Metro Manila Skyway to Andrews Avenue near NAIA Terminal 3.

    The project is divided into four packages and is touted as the first airport expressway in the country.

    In the case of Skyway 3, Tolentino said the project supposed to be completed in December 2017 is expected to be finished in April 2018 because a construction ramp headed toward Buendia SkyWay is being built.

    Skyway Stage 3 is being implemented by the Department of Transformation and Communication (DOTC) Toll Regulatory Board.

    The project is divided into four sectors: Sector 1- Buendia to Plaza Dilao (approximately 3.4 km), Sector 2- Plaza Dilao to Aurora (approximately 3.9 km), Sector 3- Aurora to Quezon Avenue (approximately 2.8 km) and Sector 4 – Quezon Avenue to Monumento (about 4.7 km).

    Skyway Stage 3 aims to boost interaction among regions.

    Tolentino recommended putting on hold construction of Light Rail Transit Line 2 Masinag Extension that is set to start on September 17.


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