Under new DOTC head, Cavite gets big projectsBy Maricar Cinco
Inquirer Southern Luzon
IMUS CITY—President Aquino on Monday laid down the national government’s road and infrastructure projects in Cavite with the appointment of former Cavite congressman Joseph Emilio Abaya to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).
Speaking in the proclamation rally of the Liberal Party here on Monday, Aquino announced that the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has approved the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 extension to Cavite by January 2014.
“A good news is that the LRT line 1 Cavite extension has already been approved by Neda. We expect the bidding to close by April 2013 and the construction to begin by January of 2014,” Aquino said in his speech.
With Abaya in the DOTC, Aquino said, “if this will be implemented ahead of schedule, I will never complain.”