DPWH Applies for ECC for the Road Construction Along the Proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge


The Regional Office in Region VI of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now preparing documents needed for the application for an Environmental Compliance Certificatee (ECC) for the construction of a concrete road along the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project.


According to DPWH the P150-million "Guimaraas Cross island Road" should be completed first before the construction of the highly anticipated Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project which will be constructed under the Duterte administration.

DPWH-6 OIC-Regional Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. sent a letter requesting Buenavista Mayor Eugenio Reyes to provide them with required certifications to be submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). They are also seeking a permit to cut down trees to give way to the project.

The OIC-Regional Director was quoted as saying "One of the requirements for the issuance of the said documents is the Sangguniang Bayan resolution interposing no objection on the cutting/removal of the affected trees within the road right-of-way limits," Leaño said.


"Furthermore, may we respectfully request from your good office to facilitate a public consultation with barangay officials, stakeholders and representatives of any identified Civil Society Organization/s within your area for their favorable endorsement on the removal/cutting of trees affected by the project."

The Regional Office of the DPWH in the Western Visayas Region (Region 6) is the lead implementing agency of the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge, which has an estimated cost of P21.67 billion.

Last March, the Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Vice Minister Fu Ziying of the Ministry of Commerce exchange letters related to the first feasibility studies of the nine projects supported by the Chinese government.

Two of the said feasibility studies pertains to the construction of the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge and the Davao City Expressway, said Dominguez in a press statement. NEDA-6 Director Ro-Ann Bacal also said that the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge is already a Go Project under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte.

Source: PIA / PNA


DPWH Applies for ECC for the Road Construction Along the Proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge DPWH Applies for ECC for the Road Construction Along the Proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 7/09/2017 Rating: 5

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