Lacson to end ghost projects if elected president

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Senator Panfilo Lacson has vowed to put a stop to ghost infrastructure projects through a geo-tagging system that he will implement in the first 100 days of his term if he becomes president in 2022.

Lacson said the geo-tagging system will also show his seriousness in imposing a zero-tolerance policy against erring contractors, and their benefactors.

Senator Panfilo Lacson

“Integrity in our infrastructure spending must be built on transparency and accountability. I will institute a geo-tagging system to provide an open data visualization platform containing all public infrastructure projects,” the senator said in a press release. “All projects, even ghost projects, will be visible to the public. We will impose zero tolerance to erring contractors and their benefactors,” the presidential standard bearer of Partido Reporma added.

He said that spending on infrastructure provides the best value for the government’s money, but he stressed that the public must see tangible gains, such as the easing of traffic and reduction of transport costs.

He added that he will sustain and continue infra spending for priority projects, such as those on transport systems for food supply chain, inter-island connectivity, regional food terminals and health facilities, by realistically setting targets that are time-bound and implementable. | NND