Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bridge To Connect Visayas and Mindanao Now Under Feasibility Study

Bridge Connecting Leyte and Surigao Now Under Feasibility Study
The JICA team arrived in Southern Leyte on February 12, 2018 to begin their study
Bridge Connecting Leyte and Surigao Now Under Feasibility Study
The JICA team arrived in Southern Leyte on February 12, 2018 to begin their study
BY MEB ADMIN
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) finally started a month-long feasibility study on the Leyte-Surigao bridge project.

The study will also cover another bridge project that will link Leyte and Bohol in Visayas.

DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Maragarita C. Junia disclosed that the JICA team arrived in Southern Leyte on February 12, 2018 to begin their study on the long span bridges.

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The project cost is yet to be determined

“We are going to work closely with JICA in the conduct of an ocular inspection in Guadalupe Village, Maasin City, and Benit Village, San Ricardo town. Benit Village has an existing port that serves as the region’s exit point to Mindanao while Guadalupe Village is the nearest point in Southern Leyte to Bohol Island,”
DPWH SOUTHERN LEYTE DISTRICT ENGINEER MA. MARAGARITA C. JUNIA

It can be recalled that MEB reported on February 8 that Southern Leyte Representative Roger Mercado filed House Bill 6756 mandating the government to finance the construction of bridge connecting Surigao and Leyte island.

Accordingly, the project in general is an initial step in the realization of the government's ambitious plan to connect the islands of Leyte and Bohol as well as with Mindanao islands.


SOURCE(S): DPWH


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