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#Du30AdminGoals Land travel from Luzon to Mindanao

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In a bid to sustain the economic development under the Duterte administration, Secretary Benjamin Diokno, of the Budget and Management, revealed on Tuesday ambitious plans to link up Leyte to Mindanao at least by the end of the Duterte presidency.

“So we’re looking for those projects. We’re planning to link, for example, Matnog to Southern Leyte, Leyte… and then Leyte. Maybe… This is an ambitious project. Maybe link up Leyte with Mindanao, right?,” Diokno said.

If the plan pushes through, Diokno said the government is looking at improving the current Maharlika Highway that links Matnog, Sorsogon to Southern Leyte, and then build another road going to Mindanao.

“So you can now travel by car from Luzon to Mindanao, okay. That’s an ambitious project and I think we can, we can finance it if we just put our mind to it, okay,” he said.

Diokno said he has started consultations around the country to seek for good projects in far-flung provinces to ensure that their concerns will be met. “I’m actively seeking for good projects all over the country, okay? Palawan, Bohol, Albay, Siargao,” he added.