Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Mariveles, Bataan
March 31, 2023
“One does not need to be well versed in construction and engineering to realize the magnitude of this endeavor,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. stated as he graced the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Milestones Ceremony at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific in Mariveles, Bataan.
The 32-kilometer Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project is a cable-stayed bridge that will be built over Manila Bay, with its starting point and northern terminus located at Barangay Alas-asin in Mariveles, Bataan, crossing Manila Bay, and ending in the southern terminus located at Barangay Timalan Concepcion in Naic, Cavite.
President Marcos Jr. visited the Motion Bridge Simulator where he was briefed on its significance in the construction of the project and led the switching of the button signaling the start of the Geotechnical Investigation Drilling.
“That will be an incredible feat when it happens and would significantly help in decongesting Metro Manila as motorists will be able to travel without passing through the metropolis. It will also help in bringing down the prices of goods and services as the transport and logistics costs will decrease, thereby generating immense savings all around,” he underscored.
The Chief Executive expressed optimism that new opportunities will be created with the completion of the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project, including the development of seaports in the said provinces, “making them potential international shipping gateways of the country.”
Once completed, the four-lane inter-island bridge project between Bataan and Cavite will cut travel time from the current five (5) hours to 45 minutes. It will be one of the longest bridges in the nation and the world.
The project is being developed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with technical assistance funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to advance the detailed engineering design and bid documents for the project.
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