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P2.5 billion allocated for modernising airports to increase employment

Source: gov.ph

According to Amenah Pangandama, budget secretary for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) Aviation Infrastructure Program has received about PHP2.5 billion in funding. The planned budget is in keeping with President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s objective of enhancing the nation's transportation system.

This programme emphasises the critical role that infrastructure development plays in the transformation of the economy, particularly in fostering the expansion of the agriculture, trade, and tourism industries.