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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 657, (1978-01-16)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 657, January 16, 1978 ]

The Secretary of Public Works, Transportation
    and Communications
  The Secretary, Department of Public Highways
The Commissioner of the Budget
The Commissioner, Bureau of Customs
The General Manager, Philippine Ports
  The General Manager, National Housing
  The General Manager, Metropolitan Water
  Sewerage System

The development and completion of construction of the International Port at North Harbor, Port of Manila, is hereby directed.  In order to effect the immediate and efficient prosecution of this Project, the following instructions shall be strictly observed:
  1.  The Philippine Ports Authority/shall be responsible for the completion of construction of the port terminal and shall make arrangements for the installation of facilities in the International Port;
  2. The Department of Public Works, Transportation and Communications, including Bureaus and Agencies under that Department, shall extend all possible support and assistance to the PPA to ensure the successful prosecution of the Project;
  3. The Department of Public Highways shall construct the necessary traffic interchange from R-10 to the access road to the International Port taking into account the PPA development Plan of the area;
  4. The National Housing Authority shall effect the removal and relocation of squatters at the Project site on a schedule jointly agreed upon by the PPA and the NBA to ensure immediate construction activities by the PPA;
  5. The Metropolitan Water Sewerage System shall coordinate and correlate its plans and feasibility studies for the repair or relocation of the sewerage outfall with the PPA development plan;
  6. The Budget Commission shall recommend to the President the programming of the financial support for the Project m accordance with a schedule to be worked out with the FPA;
  7. The PPA is hereby directed to ensure that the International Port be at least partially operational within two years.
  8. The PPA shall coordinate all the foregoing activities and shall  render monthly reports to the President.
This Letter of Instructions shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.

President of the Philippines