Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge engineering design to start June 2023

Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is targeting to commence by June 2023 the detailed engineering design (DED) activities for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges.

In a press release, DPWH said that the engineering services of the 32.47-kilometer Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges is covered by $56.6 Million in loans from the Government of the Republic of Korea .
The scope of engineering services are preliminary design covering review of the feasibility study and preliminary and basic design; detailed engineering design including estimation of detailed construction cost; and procurement assistance.

Composed of two (2)-sea-crossing bridges connecting Panay Island, Guimaras Island and Negros Island in Western Visayas Region, Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project will shortened travel time of commuters and motorist and transport of goods from Panay to Negros Islands through ferries/RORO of 3-4 hours to just less than 1 hour.

Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, in-charge of DPWH infrastructure flagship projects under “Build, Better, More” program of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. met on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 a fact-finding mission from the national headquarters of Export–Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) comprised of Director General Chung-Hwa Cho, Director Eunjin Cho, and Senior Loan Officer Jiwon Shin for discussion on pipeline projects for possible enhance cooperation under Korean Government’s Economic Development Promotion Facility (EDPF).

Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges project is one of the projects of DPWH that the Korean Government looks to finance under their new loan program. The project is under the “Build, Better, More” program which seeks to modernize the country’s infrastructure backbone and will sustain rapid development and attract investments to achieve inclusive growth for all Filipinos. (via DPWH)

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