Monday, November 20, 2017

Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project Libre Na Ng China Bilang Gift Of Friendship Sa Pilipinas!


The Chinese government is giving FULL grant to finance the construction of the Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridges which will be new landmarks in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Mandaluyong as the two countries signed their first ever infrastructure partnership project under the Duterte administration.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to start construction next year of the Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridges with a combined cost of P5.974 billion  after an implementation agreement was signed between the Philippine and China government recently. 

“The two bridges will be part of the Metro Manila Logistics Improvement Project. The bridges are expected to cater to about 1.3 million vehicles daily,” said Mark Villar, DPWH secretary.

Both projects were approved by the NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) Board last September 12.

The Binondo-Intramuros bridge is a P4.607-billion steel bow-string arch bridge with intersecting reclining arches connecting Intramuros (at Solana street and Riverside drive) and Binondo (at San Fernando street).

The project will span 807 meters and will construct a viaduct over the creek adjacent to Muelle del Binondo. 

The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is a P1.367-billion four-lane bridge which would replace the old two-lane bridge in the area. 

The project will increase the road network capacity connecting Rockwell Center, Makati and Barangka drive, Mandaluyong and will reduce traffic that occurs at the six-lane approach road at Estrella street, Makati City and the intersection at the Barangka side, Mandaluyong City.

The construction of Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantelon bridges will be implemented by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management Cluster I.

Two other proposed projects namely: Panay-Guimaras-Negros Link Bridges and Davao City Expressway will likewise receive grant from the Chinese Government through  feasibility studies.


Source: Youtube