Govt to release EO to expedite Marcos admin's flagship infra projects

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) — The government will soon release an executive order that will speed up the implementation of the infrastructure flagship programs (IFPs) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s administration.

National Economic and Development Authority chief Arsenio Balisacan said in a news briefing on Thursday that the EO will "enable the expeditious processing of licenses, clearances, permits, certifications, and authorizations for the Marcos administration's infrastructure flagship projects or IFPs."

"The primary goal of this proposed EO is to minimize, if not, eliminate delays in the implementation of IFPs," Balisacan added.

The NEDA also said the soon to be released EO will require government offices and local government units to streamline the standard procedures and requirements for the IFPs.

The NEDA Board last March approved ₱9 trillion worth of priority infrastructure projects.

Balisacan earlier said that 71 projects are ongoing while 27 more have been approved for implementation.

The agency also noted that the order will mandate the Anti-Red Tape Authority to establish a reporting framework to track the compliance of agencies.

Balisacan said that Office of the Executive Secretary is still working on the draft and the President will sign it "very soon."