The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) has approved the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project.
With the approval at ICC-CabCom level, the project is now for NEDA Board’s approval. NEDA Board is chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“The project involves the construction of a 32.15 kilometer, four-lane (2 lanes each direction)bridge starting from Barangay Alas-asin in Mariveles, Bataan, crossing Manila Bay and ending in Barangay Timalan, Naic, Cavite,” NEDA said.
The project also involves the construction of two navigation bridges, interchanges, land viaducts, turnaround facilities, special span bridge near Cavite coast, toll plaza and administration building, as well as the improvement of local existing junctions.
The project is eyed tol be implemented over a period of six years.
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project was approved by ICC-CabCom, along with 11 more projects.
“The approval of these projects is a pivotal step in fulfilling our thrust of fostering growth centers in the regions and expanding access to development opportunities throughout the country,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia. “These are in line with the National Spatial Strategy to make cities like Metro Manila efficient and to improve connectivity between areas.”