The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team today launched the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Portal, an online jobs site aimed at consolidating all employment opportunities from all concessionaires and construction companies involved in the government’s flagship infrastructure program.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar gave a preview of the new portal during the progress inspection of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 by the “Build Build Build” officials which include Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority President Vince Dizon.

The “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Portal will serve as a job matching platform between potential employers and employees as the government moves to complement its “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure initiatives with more job opportunities for Filipinos.

“The new portal will enhance our goal of reaching Filipinos here and abroad to join the government’s infrastructure push,” Villar said.

Villar added the online portal aims to “create more jobs for Filipinos, address the demand for workers to ensure fast and timely delivery of BBB projects, encourage returning overseas Filipino workers to remain in the country and encourage more OFWs to return home.”

Before the launch, NLEX Corporation Senior Vice President for Tollways Development and Engineering Raul Ignacio and Vice President for Project Management Nemesio Castillo led the inspection of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10.  In his briefing, Castillo said the “project’s progress at the Karuhatan to C3 section now stands at 70 percent, with projected completion by October 2018, while the C3 to R10 section is expected to open by the fourth quarter of 2019.”

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is an 8.25-km elevated expressway traversing the NLEX from Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, passing through Malabon City, Caloocan City and extending to R-10 in Dagat-Dagatan, Navotas City.

Featured as one of the big-ticket projects in the said infrastructure plan, the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is envisioned to alleviate traffic congestion and drive commerce between the Harbor area and Central and North Luzon. It is seen to advance transport logistics and facilitate efficient delivery of goods by providing an alternative entry to NLEX, bypassing EDSA and other busy streets of Manila. Once opened, travel time from the Manila Port to the NLEX will take only 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, ongoing survey of affected properties is underway for the NLEX Connector, an 8-kilometer elevated expressway project to be built above the existing PNR tracks from the C3/5th Avenue Interchange in Caloocan City to PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila. Upon its completion in 2020, the elevated expressway will provide motorists another alternative to the daily heavy traffic on EDSA. It is also expected to reduce travel time between NLEX and South Luzon Expressway from 2 hours to only 20 minutes.

“We are optimistic that through the help of our partners in government, we will be able to finish these projects as scheduled to further deliver seamless and safe travel to our motorists,” Ignacio said.