DPWH: 2 China-funded bridge projects start next year | Inquirer News
Close  

DPWH: 2 China-funded bridge projects start next year

/ 06:38 AM November 17, 2017

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar (left) and Deputy Director General Zeng Hua of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce seal the agreement on the bridge projects on Nov. 15 in Malacañang. —PHOTO COURTESY OF DPWH

The construction in Metro Manila of two state-of-the-art bridges financed by China is set to begin next year, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Philippine and Chinese government leaders have signed the implementation agreement for the Binondo-Intramuros and the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge projects, following the ceremonial launch in Malacañang led by President Duterte and visiting Chinese Premier H.E. Li Keqiang.

ADVERTISEMENT

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar signed the agreement on Nov. 15 with Deputy Director General Zeng Hua of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

The construction of the bridges is expected to be completed in 2021, Villar said in a statement on Thursday.

FEATURED STORIES

Costing P4.607 billion, the Binondo-Intramuros project is an 807-meter steel bow-string arch bridge with intersecting reclining arches connecting Intramuros (at Solana Street and Riverside Drive) and Binondo (at San Fernando Street).

The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, on the other hand, is a P1.367 billion four-lane bridge which would replace the old two-lane bridge in the area.

“The project will increase the road network capacity connecting Rockwell Center, Makati, and Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong and will reduce traffic that occurs at the six-lane approach road at Estrella Street in Makati and the intersection at the Barangka side in Mandaluyong,” Villar said. —TINA G. SANTOS

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), implementation agreement, state-of-the-art bridges
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.