Manila, Nov. 29 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) efforts to meet their spending program despite the budget delay are big contributors to achieving the 6 percent to 7 percent growth target this year.

This was stressed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III in a media interview after the Economic Development Cluster (EDC) meeting at the Department of Finance (DOF) office in Manila Thursday night.

"I've always maintained that we believe that we'll most likely hit the lower end of our 6-7-percent target and it looks like our continuous monitoring of projects and removal of the bottlenecks is paying off," he said.

"And I think, especially the two big infrastructure departme...