DPWH & JICA Starts Study on Proposed Leyte-Bohol & Leyte-Surigao Bridge Project

Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) released an update about the proposed Leyte-Bohol & Leyte-Surigao Bridge Project. The DPWH in cooperation with JICA has started its month-long study on the proposed Leyte-Bohol & Leyte-Surigao bridge projects.

Bohol-Leyte-Surigao Bridge Project (Photo for Presentation Purpose Only)

In an official report to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Maragarita C. Junia said the research team from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) arrived in Southern Leyte on February 12, 2018 to begin their study on the long span bridges.



Engr. Ma. Margarita Junia was quoted as saying "We are going to work closely with JICA in the conduct of an ocular inspection in Guadalupe Village, Maasin City, and Benit Village, San Ricardo town. Benit Village has an existing port that serves as the region’s exit point to Mindanao while Guadalupe Village is the nearest point in Southern Leyte to Bohol Island,” noted Engr. Junia.

The month-long JICA Study in cooperation with DPWH is an initial step in the realization of the Duterte administration's ambitioius plan to connect the islands of Leyte and Bohol as well with Mindanao islands as it will help determine proper measures to undertake before drafting the master plan of the mega bridge projects. The month-long study of JICA is not part of the actual feasibility study of the bridge projects.



The JICA Team who is now in the Philippines, conducted similar initial studies earlier, in Iloilo, Negros, Cebu and Guimaras as sites of the long bridge projects in Visayas that aims to connect the island of Panay, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu as sites of long bridge projects in the Visayas group of islands.

For the past few years in the history of Philippine infrastructures, JICA has been a development ally of the country providing technical and financeial assistance in infrastructure projects with the goal to sustain economic growth and promote human security.

Source: DPWH Official Website

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