MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to include vulnerable sectors like the disabled and pregnant women in their infrastructure designs.
At the DPWH’s 125th anniversary, Marcos delivered the keynote address, in which he encouraged going beyond physical infrastructure.
“Embrace the concept of inclusive and accessible design. Recognize the needs of all individuals, including people with disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, the very young,” Marcos told DPWH in his speech.
The president also encouraged the agency to fulfill its role in implementing the administration’s eight-point economic agenda.
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“I continue to hope that everyone in the Department of Public Works will stay true to their mandate and remain committed to delivering on this administration’s eight-point socio-economic agenda, committing to building and completing projects. critical infrastructure on time, on schedule. , and under budget,” Marcos said.
The President pledged the government’s support for the DPWH’s efforts to facilitate its processes, saying the whole government is working together to ensure more effective methods.
“You are not alone in this, the whole government is here to work with you to bring whatever synergies we can bring together, to make the government more efficient, to make the bureaucracy more modern, more aware of all the new technologies and techniques that are available to us that we can use to our advantage,” Marcos said.
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