TOKYO— Ibinida ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. nitong Huwebes sa Japanese investors ang“Build, Better, More” infrastructure program ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas, na aniya ay mas pinabilis.
Sa roundtable meeting sa top executives ng Japanese electronics at semiconductors firms, inilarawan ni Marcos ang infrastructure development ng Pilipinas sa nakaraang administrasyon na “very robust and aggressive program.”
“But we have… accelerated it further and have made it a priority because we understand the importance of the infrastructure development, not only in terms of roads, imports but even in the soft infrastructure that we need to have in place,” giit ni Marcos.
Sinimulan ni dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang infrastructure program na tinaguriang “Build, Build, Build,” kung saan 15 sa 119 flagship projects ang nakumpleto.
Natukoy na ng Marcos administration ang 206 big-ticket projects sa ilalim ng infrastructure program nito.
“The logistics problems are also one of the areas that we will try to answer, specifically by having the infrastructure that can support the different activities —economic activities —that you are proposing for the future,” paglalahad ni Marcos.
“Just like Japan, we want to strengthen and empower our small and medium-sized enterprises so they can transform into true engines of growth. They are the heart of our communities,” aniya pa.
“And most importantly, we intend to grow the position of the country as an industrial/service hub in the region through the establishment of anchor locators such as yourselves, who we hope will stimulate development to attract tier 1 to tier 3 suppliers.”
“This will help us create an efficient and expansive supply chain. We have listened to your concerns and your issues, and we intend to respond to these challenges with a whole-of-government approach,” patuloy ng Pangulo. RNT/SA