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Impressed at proud! Duterte inaugurates PH’s first ‘landport’

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he was “impressed” and “proud” of the newly-inaugurated Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the country’s first-ever “landport” project of Megawide Construction Corp. and Walter Mart Property Management Inc. (MWM).

Prior to his speech, Duterte toured the facilities at the PITX, which he described as a landmark transportation hub that “feels and functions like an airport.”

“This will offer passengers a safer, state-of-the-art, and convenient terminal experience that will hopefully contribute in addressing traffic congestion in Metro Manila,” the chief executive said.

“This will help ease traffic by limiting provincial buses plying Metro Manila roads, specifically along Roxas Boulevard and the EDSA-Taft area. It will also serve as a transfer point between the provincial buses from Cavite, western Batangas, and other in-city modes of transportation,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Duterte urged the Department of Transportation and MWM Terminals to implement the needed measures to ensure all vehicles using the PITX are “roadworthy that complies with our environmental laws and have proper documentation.”

Through the “Build, Build, Build” program, the President assured everyone that his government “is exerting all efforts to construct the necessary infrastructure that would sustain our country’s continued development.”