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Duterte Taps Businesses as He Reboots Philippines Building Plan

  • President is revamping infrastructure plan after slow progress
  • Businesses like Megawide, billionaire Razon eye more projects
Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo DutertePhotographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

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When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, he promised $165 billion in spending to “build, build, build” roads and railways in the Southeast Asian nation.