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Duterte has three words on infrastructure: 'Build, Build, Build'

Philippine leader isn't letting debt fears impede ambitious projects

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | Philippines

MARILAO, Philippines -- As 2018 dawned, about a dozen workers fired up trucks and bulldozers just north of Manila and began mowing tall grass, relocating electric poles and demolishing shanties that stand in the way of one of the Philippines' largest infrastructure projects: a 38km stretch of train tracks.

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