The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now rushing to complete the detailed construction work of the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge.
In a statement, DPWH said the 32-kilometer inter-island bridge project will link central Luzon and the southern Tagalog region.
Information provided to the Manila Bulletin said the technical design for the 3.01 billion pesos project fund is working. The costs for the construction work are not yet included.
DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain said the ongoing project is 55 percent complete.
Sadain directed the marine geophysical survey and geotechnical survey to evaluate the subsurface conditions and site description of the bridge over the waters of Manila Bay.
“Although this project still has a long way to go, the tremendous progress made by DPWH and the team of DED advisors recently is a reflection of the government’s commitment to speeding up its implementation,” said Sadain.
Sadain added that the geological aspects of the site, surface and subsoil would need to be studied in detail before construction could begin.
“As another measure to solve Metro Manila’s ongoing congestion problem, the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge will open up new expansion and economic growth opportunities outside of the metropolis as investors now build industries leading to the route of a promising new land and sea viaduct highway between.” be built in Regions 3 and 4A,” added Sadain.
With the completion of the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project, the soon-to-be four-lane permanent link between Bataan and Cavite will cut travel time from five hours to just 20-30 minutes, Sadain added.
The project, implemented by DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management Cluster II (Multilateral), was developed under funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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