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The Philippines lacks land borders with any other nation and spans over 7000 islands, making maritime trade the foundation of its economy. Rapid macroeconomic expansion, population growth and increased industrialisation are driving developments at the largest and busiest facilities in Manila. However, persistent congestion and rising tariffs...

 

The Philippines’ network of airports is facing mounting congestion in the wake of strong passenger growth, pushing new airport developments to the forefront of the government’s infrastructure agenda. Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in particular is facing serious constraints after passenger volumes hit record highs in 2015,...

 

Nowhere are the effects of the Philippines’ sustained economic growth more apparent than in the construction industry, which is benefitting from pent-up demand and a positive outlook for future growth. This favourable momentum has driven the industry to one of the country’s highest growth rates, with data from the Philippine Statistics...

 

Rail networks in the Philippines are set for a major overhaul as the government moves forward on its sweeping North-South Railway Project (NSRP), which will re-establish a national rail backbone in the coming years. The project’s North-South Commuter Rail (NSCR) will also connect to major mass transit networks in Metro Manila, which suffers...

 

Benefitting from an advantageous geographic position flanking critical global trade routes between North America, ASEAN and Australia, the Philippines is well positioned to transform its transport sector into a major economic growth driver in the coming years, bolstered by rising maritime trade, air passenger volumes and commuter traffic.

 

With abundant natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage spread across 7000 islands, the Philippines has steadily gained recognition over the years as a competitive tourism destination, despite being located in a region of strong contenders. With the campaign “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”, launched in 2012, the country has not only...