Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge study to be completed this year

Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge study to be completed this year

The feasibility for the creation of the bridge that will connect three major islands in Western Visayas will be finished before 2020, this according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“The feasibility study for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros (bridge) is expected to be completed this year,” Anna Mae Lamentillo, chairperson of the Build, Build, Build Inter-agency Committee, said in a press briefing in Malacañang.

Lamentillo said the DPWH is being “very careful” in relation to the design and construction of the project given its magnitude.
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“May requirement po kasi (there’s a requirement). For an inter-island bridge for example, may required na pre-feasibility study, feasibility study and detailed engineering design,” she added.
Lamentillo assured that the bridge has been included as one of the priority projects under the Build, Build, Build program of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The feasibility study of the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project under CCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. of the People’s Republic of China.

As per DPWH, the project profile states that, two bridges are  the Panay-Guimaras Bridge, which will start in Leganes, Iloilo and will end in Buenavista, Guimaras, and the Guimaras-Negros Island Bridge, which will start and end in San Lorenzo, Guimaras and Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, respectively.

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