Building modern, efficient infrastructure is critical to the country’s competitiveness, and is imperative to attracting more investments in the Philippines. Transport is also deemed to be a key sector in the economy, linking population and economic centers across the islands. The Philippines, as an archipelago, requires air, land and sea transport networks. Road networks are relied on to transport passengers and handle freight movement. Ports, together with airport, railways and roads, are vital to connect the main islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Given the importance of infrastructure development, the ECCP Infrastructure Committee advocates for and focuses on the following: 1) Prioritisation and allocation of funds for green infrastructure, 2) Undertake strategic partnerships to ensure the inclusive and sustainable development of the infrastructure industry; 3) Reconsider mineral reservations and imposition of mineral reserve status; and 4) Level the playing field in the construction industry for fully foreign-owned and local contractors alike.
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