The Philippines Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) signed the contract for the US$60 million bridge with Chinese companies.
"After signing the contract, the consultant will carry out geotechnical investigation, geodesic surveys and data collection, and further complete the detailed engineering design,” said Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian. “The survey and design are scheduled to be completed within six months, and the construction supervision duration of the project is planned to be 24 months.”
This two-way four-lane bridge – also known as the Bucana Bridge - will be 477m long with a total route length of 1,340m.
The project will adopt localised implementation, with the Philippine side in charge of technical works and project management during the entire process.
Huang said that the project is expected to employ about 300 to 500 locals during the peak construction period.