Two bridges crossing Pasig River in Manila will be constructed after the Philippine government closed a deal with two Chinese firms.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and two Chinese corporations — CCCC Highway Consultant Ltd., and contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation — signed a 643.458 Million Chinese yuan or roughly P5.27-billion contract to implement the two China-aided bridge projects.
The deal, according to DPWH Chief Mark Villar, now gives green light to commence survey, design and construction of Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantallon Bridge Projects.
Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantallon bridge projects which received grant from the People’s Republic of China are expected to become new landmarks in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Mandaluyong, Villar added.
The Chinese grant will cover the design and construction of the bridges while DPWH will be responsible for the road right-of-way acquisition.
The project will be implemented within 30 months. It includes the construction of main bridge, approach bridge, connection road, traffic engineering, lighting, and other facilities. (B. Unite)