DPWH Leads Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the P445.77-Million New Clarin Bridge in Loay, Bohol

Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) leads the ceremonial groundbreaking of the highly anticipated P445.77-million New Clarin Brridge in Loay, province of Bohol together with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., and Congressman Arthur Yap of Bohol.


The construction of the 104 lineal meters New Clarin Bridge features a nielsen arch type design is part of the Bohol Circumferential Road Contract Package 3 under the DPWH Road Upgrading and Preservation Projects funded by a loan agreement between the Philippine government under Pres. Duterte and the Japanese government through JICA.

The New Clarin Bridge will replace the old bridge which was badly damaged by the October 2013 earthquake that hit the Central Visayas and the Province of Bohol was one of the most heavily affected province in the Visayas.



DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management Cluster 1 will closely supervise the implementation of the two -lane bridge project awarded to Vicente T. Lao Construction in partnership with Indonesia’s PT Wijaya Karya. The project also covers the construction of approach roads with a total length of 425 lineal meters.

DPWH Project Director Virgilio Castillo said that the actual civil works activities would immediately commence and work is expected to be completed within 18 months or by September 2019. The New Clarin Bridge in Bohol is expected to further boost the tourism industry of the island province in Central Visayas.

Aside from Sec. Villar and Sec. Avancio, other key persons present during the groundbreaking ceremony included DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representative Keisuki Fukui, Embassy of Indonesia to the Philippines representative Ibu Budi Dewayante, Bohol Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, Loay Mayor Rochelle Brigitte Lim Imboy, Special Envoy to China Fernando Selim Borja together with Cebu City Mayor Tomas OsmeƱa, DPWH Region 7 Director Ador Canlas, and Bohol 1st District Engineer Francis Antonio Flores.

Source: DPWH

DPWH Leads Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the P445.77-Million New Clarin Bridge in Loay, Bohol DPWH Leads Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the P445.77-Million New Clarin Bridge in Loay, Bohol Reviewed by Phil Newsome on March 19, 2018 Rating: 5
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