Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridges gets green light from NEDA

Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridges gets green light from NEDA

Indeed the long wait is over, the dream to connect the islands of Panay Gumaras, and Negros by “Mega Bridges” is finally given the green light to start construction.

The Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Island Bridges Project is finally approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board the ocean view mega bridge will offer a more convenient and fast transportation linkage that can transform the flow of people, goods and services between the three islands of Panay (comprising Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo provinces), Guimaras, and Negros (Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental).

The long wait for the residents of these three island provinces is finally over Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said of the project, “These are the building blocks of our people’s dreams and aspirations….. to ease congestion and spread growth throughout the country”.

(not actual project for illustration purposes only)
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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board finally approved 8 long delayed projects one of which is the Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Island Bridges Project.

Other high impact big ticket projects were the Bataan-Cavite Mega Bridge over Manila Bay waters that is expected to ease traffic in Northern Luzon, the Kalibo Bridge – touted to be the longest in Western Visayas opened in January in Aklan and cut travel time to Boracay Island from the current 90 minutes to 45 minutes; and the soon to be completed New Clark City’s Sacobia Bridge connecting to other Clark districts that runs across Sacobia River is expected to cut travel time to 15 minutes.

The Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Island Bridges Project was approved by NEDA with a construction budget of PhP 189.53 billion.

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