DPWH Supports Four (4) Major Road Projects Worth P60 Billion in Cebu Island under Pres. Duterte


The vote-rich Cebu Province became one of the top priority sites for infrastructure projects of Pres. Rody Duterte as the Department of Public Works and Highways announced their support for the four (4) major road projects amounting to almost P60 Billion which is seen to solve the traffic problem in Metro Cebu.


Metro Cebu and Cebu Province four major road projects was successfully endorsed by Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Mike Dino, and RDC-7 Infrastructure Committee chairman Glen Soco to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar as announced by Kenneth Cobonpue, chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) - 7.

The RDC-7 officials and the Presidential Assistance for the Visayas head met with DPWH Secretary Villar to endorsed the four (4) major road projects which include the following:
  • V. Rama Avenue - Gorordo Avenue Road Opening in Cebu City, expected to start in 2018 at an estimated cost of P1 billion.
  • Mandaue-Consolacion-Liloan Bypass Road Project estimated to cost P25.5 Billion
  • Talisay-Minglanilla-Naga Coastal Road Project with an estimated cost of P15.5 Billion.
  • P27 billion Metro Cebu Bypass Expressway that will run from Naga City to Danao City.
According to RDC-7 Chairman Kenneth Cobonpue the biggest item discussed during the meeting with the DPWH is the P27 Billion Metro Cebu Bypass Expressway. The six-lane expressway, will be implemented in three parts, it will snake through the countryside with tunnel and overpass components.


Studies for all phases of the expressway project have been completed and are on the advanced stages of implementation.


Aside from the Four Major Road Projects of RDC-7 presented to DPWH, the six other infrastructure projects are the Metro Cebu  Integrated Flood Control Drainage System; construction of a new building of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center; Mactan Road Network upgrade; widening of Hernan Cortes Road in Mandaue City; Feasibility Study of the Bohol-Cebu Friendship Bridge, Cebu-Negros Oriental Bridge and Bohol-Leyte Bridge, Tagbilaran-Panglao Bridge; Improvement of Cang-Alwang (Siquijor) airport; and Visayas Disaster Response Center.


Source: Philippine Star Cebu


DPWH Supports Four (4) Major Road Projects Worth P60 Billion in Cebu Island under Pres. Duterte DPWH Supports Four (4) Major Road Projects Worth P60 Billion in Cebu Island under Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 4/03/2017 Rating: 5

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