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Vil­lar also noted that be­cause of the re­duc­tion in travel time, mo­torists will gain sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings in ve­hi­cle op­er­at­ing costs and in­crease their pro­duc­tiv­ity as they will not need to go through heavy traf­fic.

“In a re­cent JICA study, traf­fic con­ges­tion in Metro Manila is cost­ing the coun­try P3.5 bil­lion a day. This el­e­vated ex­press­way will be a big boost to our econ­omy as bil­lions of pe­sos will be saved an­nu­ally with the im­proved travel time,” Vil­lar said.

With the di­rect and quick ac­cess be­tween NLEX and Manila Port, the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 is be­ing eyed to pro­vide di­rect ac­cess for com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, es­pe­cially heavy trucks. Vil­lar added that truck­ers and freight for­warders are ex­pected to greatly ben­e­fit from the el­e­vated ex­press­way since their cargo trucks will be spared from the truck ban thus trans­late to faster de­liv­ery of goods to and from the prov­inces.

NLEX Cor­po­ra­tion Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager Luigi Bautista cited that “aside from con­nect­ing NLEX to key ar­eas in Metro Manila, the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 is seen to bring more op­por­tu­ni­ties in nearby com­mu­ni­ties such as gen­er­a­tion of em­ploy­ment and in­crease in land val­ues.”

For his part, MPTC Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Franco said the “Metro Pa­cific re­mains com­mit­ted in sup­port­ing the gov­ern­ment in its in­fras­truc­ture projects to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity be­tween air­ports, sea­ports, and growth cor­ri­dors in both the north and south.”

( Press Re­lease)

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