Construction of Philippines Longest Bridge Starts Soon?
Philippines Public Work and Highways (DPWH) proposed a new project that links Mindoro Island to the Province of Batangas through a world-class super bridge called “Batangas-Mindoro Bridge”.
The current position of the Mindoro Island is a perfect spot as “Luzon’s Gateway to the South” to the Island Provinces of Visayas and Mindanao Region by opening roads along the Nautical Highway for a faster and more efficient transport of goods and people. It can also help agriculture and ecotourism grow and a great opportunity for expansion and optimization of basic industries or utilities like water, power, oil, and telecommunication companies.
- The proposed project involves the construction of a Super Bridge that will link Mindoro Island to the Province of Batangas. The bridge is 15 km and will cover the 8.5 km distance from Mindoro Island to Verde Island and 6.5 km from Verde Island to Batangas, over a 10m – 300m water depth.
- Number of lanes : 2 or 4
- Pedestrian/bicycle lane : optional
- Ship passage : Gate/High Bridge
- To maximize the current position of Mindoro Island as “Luzon's Gateway to the South” to the Island Provinces of Visayas and Mindanao Region through opening roads to faster and efficient transport of goods and people along the existing Nautical Highway.
- To cater to the increasing demand for expansion and optimization of basic industries or utilities like water, power, oil, and telecommunication companies.
- To boost agriculture and ecotourism.
In relation to the implementation under PPP mode for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the Mindoro-Batangas Nautical Bridge Highway connecting Mindoro Island to Batangas City, Congressman Reynaldo V. Umali proposed a House Bill # 2767 on August 9, 2017.
“San Miguel Corporation offered to construct the said super bridge that has a total length of 15 km and will cover the 6.5 kilometers from Barangay Ilijan in Batangas City to Verde Island and 8.5 kilometers that will continue from Verde Island to Barangay Sinandigan in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, over a 10m – 300m water depth” Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali Jr. said.
Source: Jerminix.com | BPWH