MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial aspirant and former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar vowed to push for the completion and continuation of Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridges (PGNB), the 32-km mega bridge project connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros.
“The Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridges is one of the major bridges aimed at linking island provinces, with the main objective of linking Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao via land travel,” Villar said in a statement.
The proposed island bridges connecting Panay Island, Guimaras Island, and Negros Island will be composed of two components. These are the 13-kilometer Panay-Guimaras or Section A that will have a sea-crossing bridge length of 4.97-kilometer; and Guimaras-Negros or Section B or with a total length of 19.47-kilometer including sea-crossing bridge length of 13.11- kilometers.
The project aims to allow easier access and convenient transportation between the three islands of Panay, Guimaras, and Negros.
“Patuloy po akong nakaalalay sa ahensya para matapos ang proyektong ito. At the end of the day po, my advocacy is to ensure the completion of projects like this. Ito po ay makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan at makakapagpalago ng ekonomiya at turismo ng bansa”, Villar said.