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The Duterte Administration is pushing for a massive infrastructure spending to develop the countryside and one of its priority projects is the Mindanao Railway.

When completed and realized, travel time between Cagayan de Oro and Davao will be reduced to a mere 2 hours. Current travel time averages 6 hours. The project is also intended the fast and cheap transport of goods from north to south and vice-versa.

According to Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, President Rodrigo Duterte is hopeful that even the 200KM phase 1 of Mindanao Railway Project would be completed.

photo by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)

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