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DOTr Sec. Bautista discusses transport projects with Japanese Ambassador

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Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista recently met and exchanged notes with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko on projects between the Philippines and Japan.

This was the first bilateral coordination meeting between the Philippines, the Embassy of Japan, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., according to the The Department of Transportation.

The DOTr said Bautista and Kazuhiko talked about several endeavors, including the Metro Manila Subway Project, the North-South Commuter Railway Project, the LRT-1 Cavite Extension, the LRT-2 Rehabilitation, and the maintenance of the recently-completed MRT-3 Rehabilitation.

Also discussed were the JICA-funded initiatives for aviation and airports, road transport, and maritime, it said.

These are intended to make Philippine transportation safer, accessible, affordable, and comfortable, it added.

The Japanese Embassy and JICA assured the DOTr of their commitment to the swift completion of the priority projects.