Philippines, China ink commercial contracts for 3 priority bridge projects

The construction of three Chinese-funded bridges worth 240 million dollars are expected to start in the first half of 2021, with loan negotiations ongoing after the Philippines and China inked commercial contracts.

The Embassy of China said commercial contracts were signed for the government-to-government cooperation project for the North and South Harbor Bridge, the Eastbank-Westbank Bridge, and the Palanca-Villegas Bridge.

Located at the port area of Manila, the North and South Harbor Bridge is a 799-meter two-way, four-lane bridge, accommodating over 5,800 vehicles daily.

The Eastbank-Westbank Bridge will connect Pasig and Cainta over the Manggahan Floodway. It will be 933 meters long with capacity to carry over 18,000 vehicles daily.

The Palanca-Villegas Bridge crossing the Pasig River in Manila is a two-way two-lane bridge 225 meters long, expected to carry over 2,900 vehicles per day.

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