NEDA board approves biggest PPP project: Laguna Lakeshore Expressway-Dike

The project has two components: a road dike and a land reclamation. The project aims to mitigate flooding in the Laguna Lake coastal towns—particularly in Southern Metro Manila and Laguna, improve the environmental condition of the Lake, and promote economic activities through the efficient transport of goods and people.

Statement: Secretary Balisacan during the ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Disaster and Management

RAY is the Government’s strategic plan to guide the recovery and reconstruction of the economy, lives, and livelihoods in the areas affected by Yolanda. It was conceived about a week after typhoon Yolanda struck even as the Government, in close cooperation with development partners, was mounting an unprecedented humanitarian response to deliver relief assistance to more than 4 million people displaced by the typhoon. RAY was born of the recognition that although the immediate humanitarian response may be expected to continue for some time, commencing recovery and reconstruction as soon as possible was of critical importance.