By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Surveying of the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge is currently being conducted.
Based on information from a letter signed by CCCC Highway Consultants Co. Ltd Philippines, General Manager Lyu Gaohu announced the feasibility study on the bridges is part of the technical assistance provided by the People’s Republic of China.
He said the implementation agreement of the project was signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte during the latter’s state visit last November.
The CCCC official said, at present, the feasibility study is going smoothly and the Department of Public Works and Highways, various stakeholders, and local government units from the three islands are cooperating.
The proposed bridge project was approved by the Regional Development Council last June and is part of Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
The bridge is expected to span a total of 19 kilometers with an estimated cost of around $2 billion./DGB, WDJ