Du30 wants infra boost in Mindanao; eyes RoRo facility from Davao, Gensan to Butong, Indonesia
President Duterte pitched for the development of Mindanao during the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) summit in Laos on Tuesday.
“Hailing from Mindanao, I commit to promote BIMP-EAGA. We intend to open up our other major islands like Mindanao and the Visayas with high-quality backbone infrastructures,” he said.
He discussed the need to speed up growth and development in the region as the Philippines’ abide with its commitment under the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area or otherwise known as the BIMP-EAGA.
Duterte spoke at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit at Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel, Luang Prabang in Laos.
“We will accelerate infrastructure spending by improving national roads and bridges such as the Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network and other network master plans, including the inter-island linkages,” said the first Philippine president from Southern Philippines.
“We have to further expand our Roll-on – Roll-off facility to Davao, General Santos and Bitong in Indonesia,” he added.