DBM releases over P495 million for DPWH right-of-way payments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday said it has disbursed over P495 million to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for right-of-way payments.
DBM said its chief Amenah Pangandaman approved on Feb. 22 a special allotment release order (SARO) to cover right-of-way payments for properties affected by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) connector road project.
The agency said the fund is charged against the program, activity, and project under the 2023 budget of the DPWH.
“As we continue the timely release of funds under the 2023 General Appropriations Act, the DBM also ensures that priority projects and programs of the Marcos Jr. administration will be provided with the needed budget at the soonest possible time,” Pangandaman said in a statement.
“The budget for the right-of-way payments for the NSCRP will definitely boost our Build, Better, More program,” she added.
The NSCRP is an eight-kilometer, elevated four-lane toll expressway that will connect NLEX (Caloocan City, Santa Mesa in Manila) to Skyway Stage 3 and eventually, SLEX.
The project aimed to improve travel and trade between the north and south of Metro Manila, as well as decongest traffic in the metropolis.
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