Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters, Thomas Peter

The Philippines chief economist said Friday that the country will pitch US$6.93 billion worth of infrastructure projects for Chinese financing. The list of 15 proposed projects are part of a six-year cooperation agreement expected to be signed when Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang visits the country this week. The projects include two large-scale railway projects, a dam, and a pump irrigation project.