CCLEX (Third Mactan-Cebu Bridge) Construction to Start in June 2018

The President and CEO of the Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), Mr. Rodrigo Franco announced that the construction of the Cebu-Cordova Expressway (CCLEX) will start in June 2018, a year after the project's groundbreaking which was attended by no less than Pres. Rody Duterte.

According to Rodrigo Franco, at this moment the foreign and local contractors are doing the detailed engineering design (DED) of CCLEX, commonly called the third bridge project. "In four months (maximum) or between June and July, the actual construction of the bridge, one of the most ambitious project of the Duterte admin will start in June.

The MPIC CEO also noted that the project is expected to contribbute to the transformation of Cordova, Rodrigo Franco said. Once the DED will be completed, it will be submitted to the local government units of Cebu City and Cordova for approval. The DED will set the structural specifications of the bridge, including its approaches.

The Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), composed of Spain-based Acciona SA and Philippines-based First Balfour Inc. and DM Consunji Inc., is the consortium selected to build the 8.5-kilometer expressway that will link mainland Cebu from Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova in Mactan Island.

The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC), a subsidiary company of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., will manage and operate the bridge once it’s completed. The third bridge project is worth P22.6 billion but with other expenses to be incurred for the project, CCLEC’s total investment for it is projected to reach P30 billion.

The highly anticipated mega projects in Cebu is supposed to be completed in 2021. The CEO visited visited Cordova yesterday for the groundbreaking of the Mangrove Propagation and Information Center in Barangay Day-as, which is part of the corporate social responsibility of the company to mitigate the project's impact on the environment.

Source: SunStar Philippines

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