State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
July 19, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. presided over the 7th National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace.

The topics focused on discussions and approval of various infrastructure projects across the country.

President Marcos Jr. approved the implementation of the Samar Pacific Coastal Road II Project, as well as the extension of the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (IDRR-CCA) in Low-Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay, the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMP II), the Malitubog-Marigadao Irrigation Project Stage II (MMIP II) and the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) Project.

The agenda also included the approval and confirmation of the Solicited Proposal to Rehabilitate, Operate, Expand and Transfer (ROET) the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project; the Unsolicited Proposal for the Upgrade, Expansion, Operation and Maintenance of the Laguindingan International Airport PPP Project; and the Proposed Adoption of a National Policy on Infrastructure Sector Master Plans.

The attendees during the meeting included NEDA Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel Bonoan, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual, and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista.

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