Concessionaire, PRA break ground on 2 new segments at Cavitex C5 Link

Published July 9, 2020, 10:00 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the concessionaire of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) yesterday broke ground on two new segments of the Cavitex C5 Link Expressway.

Cavitex-C5 Link Expressway is a 7.70-kilometer dual three-lane expressway that runs from R-1 Parañaque Toll Plaza to C-5 Road in Taguig.

Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will run from R-1 Expressway to Sucat Interchange. 

Segment 3A-2 is a 1.6-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will run from Merville to RSG Subdivision in Parañaque. 

These two segments will be completed by the second quarter of 2022.

Upon completion, Segments 2 and 3A-2 will reduce travel time to Makati and Taguig cities from Parañaque City, Las Pinas City, and Cavite Province by thirty minutes

”These projects will decongest EDSA and Sales Road in Pasay City by about 50,000 vehicles per day, and connect major business districts in Taguig and Makati to Parañaque, Las Pinas, and Cavite,” according to Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar.

“The new segments will play a huge role in our national recovery, as we continue to seek ways to help the Filipino people cushion the impact of Covid-19,” noted Rodrigo E. Franco, President of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). 

“Once operational, Segments 2 and 3A-2 of Cavitex C5 Link Expressway will help provide fast, safe and efficient movement of people and goods, and create at least 1,000 new jobs in construction, operations and maintenance,”  added  CIC President and General Manager Roberto V. Bontia.

The joint venture partners CIC and PRA have also signed a contract with the consortium of A.M. Oreta & Company, Inc (AM Oreta) and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (China Harbour) for the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2.

CIC tapped DCCD Engineering Corporation, KE Asia, Inc. and Ove Arup and Partners Hongkong LTD (Philippine Branch) as project consultants.

CIC is a subsidiary of MPTC, the tollways arm of infrastructure holdings conglomerate, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.  

Aside from the CAVITEX, Cavitex C5 Link Expressway and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (“CALAX”), MPTC’s portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (“NLEX”), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (“SCTEX”), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (“CCLEX”) in Cebu.