Several Korean construction and engineering companies have expressed interest to join in the design and build of a mega inter-island bridge project in Luzon that would connect Bataan and Cavite, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil Sadain said this was discussed during the presentation of the32.15-kilometer four-lane Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) which organized the Global Project Plaza 2023 to gather foreign government organizations, contractors, and financial institutions.
“This project is open for Koreans and other international companies when the procurement for civil works begins in the coming months,” said Sadain.
The study for the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project started on March 18 and was funded under ADB’s Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility Loan.
Once the project is completed, the inter-island bridge will be the longest in the Philippines.
The travel time between Cavite to Bataan will be cut down from five hours to 45 minutes.
“This will create new opportunities including the development of seaports in the two provinces of Cavite and Bataan. Making these two provinces open for potential international shipping gateways of the country,” said Sadain. (Nicole Magmanlac)