Economic managers of the Duterte administration on Friday approved for endorsement to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board a total of 12 infrastructure projects worth PHP626.11 billion.
One of the projects approved by the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) is the bridge that would connect the Bataan-Cavite interlink bridge that would connect the two provinces and possibly Corregidor island also.
Bataan Interlink Bridge is estimated to be 28 kilometers long, compared to the current longest bridge in the Philippines, San Juanico with a length of 2.16 kilometers.
According to reports, the bridge which planned to be high enough for large ships to pass is expected to finish in 2025, three years after President Rodrigo Duterte’s term.
Possible alignments of the Bataan-Cavite Bridge Photo: Skyscrapercity
There are also some claims that the government may also build an underwater tunnel to connect the two provinces.
The said project will be financed through official development assistance (ODA).
These are the other projects approved by the Economic Team of Duterte last week.
- Unsolicited Operate-Add-Transfer (OAT) Proposal for the Davao International Airport;
- Unsolicited Operate-Add-Transfer (OAT) Proposal for the Laguindingan Airport;
- MRT-4 Project;
- EDSA Greenways Project;
- Maritime Safety Enhancement Program;
- Cebu-Mactan Bridge (4th Bridge) and Coastal Road Construction Project (New Mactan Bridge Construction Project);
- Davao City Coastal Bypass Road, including Bucana Bridge Project;
- Capas-Botolan Road Project;
- Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project;
- Davao City Bypass Construction Project (DCBCP)-2nd Change in Scope and Cost and Supplemental Loan;
- and Samar-Pacific Coastal Road Project-Loan Validity and Implementation Extension and Increase in Cost.