The National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) Board has confirmed the approvals for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 4, Edsa Greenways and six other new projects.

“These projects are the building blocks of our people’s dreams and aspirations,” said socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia. "As such, we intend to roll out as many as we can to ease congestion and spread growth throughout the country.”

The MRT 4 Project includes the construction of a 15.56km elevated monorail transit system while the Edsa Greenway Project involves the enhancement of pedestrian facilities around key rail stations.

The NEDA Board also confirmed approval for six other projects: the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge; the Cebu-Mactan Bridge (4th Bridge) and coastal road construction project; the Davao City coastal bypass, the Capas-Botolan road, the Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Island bridges and a maritime safety enhancement programme.