webinar register page

Webinar banner
Examining the Philippine Road and Rail Transport Infrastructure
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a public webinar titled "Examining the Philippine Road and Rail Transport Infrastructure” on February 16, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm, via Zoom.

This virtual event will feature the PIDS study “Road and Rail Transport Infrastructure in the Philippines: Current State, Issues, and Challenges” authored by PIDS Senior Research Fellow Adoracion Navarro and Research Analyst Jokkaz Latigar. Based on the analysis, the Philippines continues to suffer from inadequate and poor-quality road and rail transport infrastructure. The Philippines is behind its neighbors in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region in most quality and quantity metrics. Many of the targets in the Philippine Development Plan, the Public Investment Program, and the expenditure program were unmet. A glaring implementation issue is the low absorptive capacity of the major agencies in charge of the road and rail transport sector. Digging deeper, the study found that the persistent problems are right-of-way acquisition, financing, political intervention, weak capacity at the local government level, natural calamities, and project management issues. The public is also caught in the battle of wills between two major influences—the legislators and the sitting President—on budget allocation, releases, and implementation. Suggested recommendations at the national level include seeking reform champions for minimizing the Congressional introductions and fast-tracking executive approvals.

An e-copy of the full study is available at the following link:

To register, go to https://bit.ly/pidswebinarfeb16. You may also tune in to the PIDS and SERP-P Facebook pages for the livestream.

Feb 16, 2023 02:00 PM in Taipei

Webinar is over, you cannot register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: PIDS Public Affairs.