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Philippines planning series of highway projects

Staff Writer |
A series of major highway projects are now being planned in the Philippines.

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The largest of this most recent set of highway projects to be announced is for the $1.24 billion NLEx-Cavitex Port Expressway Link put forward, WorldHighways reports.

Measuring 15km the route would be constructed featuring four lanes. This proposed link would connect the Cavite Expressway and North Luzon Expressway in Metro Manila. The proposal for the project has been made by Manila North Tollways, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments.

Meanwhile construction work will commence on the Davao City bypass in the first quarter of 2018 and should take three years to complete. This project will cost close to $914 million.

A portion of the funding for the project will be provided by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Davao City bypass road project will be carried out in two phases. Package I measures 28.8km and is being funded by JICA while Package II measuring 44.6km will be funded by the Philippines Government.

In addition, work will be carried out on the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway at the end of this year.

The construction work will be carried out by Metro Pacific Tollways (MPTC) and the 8.25km link should be completed by 2020.

The project will include a bridge section and will provide a new connection from Cebu City to Mactan.

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