DM Consunji-First Balfour group bags P22.6B Cordova bridge contract
A unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has awarded the construction contract for the 8.5 kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway to the consortium composed of D.M. Consunji Inc. and Lopez-led First Balfour Inc.
The Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLIV), which also comprises Spain-based Acciona Construction S.A. has been tapped to design and build the bridge project that will connect Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova in the island of Mactan.
The proposed project will have two lanes in each direction and will feature the main navigation span bridge, along with viaduct approach bridges, a causeway, roadway and toll facilities. The span of the bridge allows for shipping traffic and the link is expected to serve at least 40,000 vehicles daily.
It will give Cordova direct access to Cebu City and is envisioned to decongest the traffic in the two existing bridges between Mactan and Cebu.
Representing CLIV, Acciona’s Ruben Camba said: “We are delighted to be part of this landmark project. We have put together a very experienced team, and are looking forward to working closely together with the customer to deliver a new toll bridge that will benefit both local communities and the Philippines.”0
“We are very confident that we can deliver a quality state-of-the-art bridge that will provide not just travel efficiency but also drive economic growth and productivity in the entire Visayas region, and improve the overall welfare of the Cebuanos “, CCLEC president and general manager Allan Alfon said.