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DPWH to partially open bridge connecting BGC-Ortigas in May

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) targets to partially open this May 2021 the four-lane two-way Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which is a major component of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project.


DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the Sta Monica-Lawton Bridge, the superstructure that will connect across Pasig River the Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City, is already finished.


With a few more needed finishing works, we’re very excited to partially open a new connectivity between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas business districts to the public by the second quarter, added Villar.


Also part of the project that will traverse Lawton Avenue to the entrance of BGC is the construction of Lawton Avenue – Global City Viaduct with on-going preparation for bored piling at BGC and road widening at 8th Avenue.


The 1.367 kilometer Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Link Road Project is part of the Metro Manila Logistics Network which will cut to 12 minutes the one-hour-long drive between the BGC and Ortigas business districts.


The entire project which will improve accessibility between cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig and Makati and alleviate traffic congestion at EDSA and C-5 is targeted for full completion by September 2021.

DMCI undertakes P10.5-B water reclamation facility

Construction giant, D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) started the construction of the P10 billion Maynilad Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas (CAMANA) water reclamation facility (WRF).


In a disclosure, DMCI president and CEO Jorge Consunji said that this is an enormous undertaking because it involves expanding the capacity of a 40-year old facility by over 600%.


He also added that around 1.2 million household in the CAMANAVA area will benefit from the project, the biggest in the country once commissioned in the third quarter of 2024.


The project designed to treat 205 million liters per day (MLD) of wastewater, include the rehabilitation and expansion of the 26 MLD Dagat-Dagatan Sewage Treatment Plant built in the 1980s.


Water reclamation is the process of treating wastewater by removing impurities for its reuse.

Davao Sur-Sultan Kudarat-Maguindanao road nearly complete

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 said it is fast-tracking the completion of a major road network that would connect the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat to Davao del Sur.


DPWH-12 Director Basir M. Ibrahim said the Datu Paglas-Columbio-Matanao road project connecting the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and Davao del Sur is already 91.2% complete.


“It is composed of a 23.2-kilometer road opening and concreting which also includes two bridges with a total length of 240 meters,” Ibrahim said.


He said road concreting that started a few years back in Barangay Poblacion, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao, is now nearing Matanao town in Davao del Sur.


Ibrahim said the coronavirus disease pandemic slowed down the project, which seeks to promote fast and safe inter-regional linkage and trade between Regions 11 (Southern Mindanao) and 12 (Soccsksargen).


Once the road project is completed, travel time from Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat to Matanao, Davao del Sur would be reduced from four hours and 10 minutes to only two hours and 20 minutes, Ibrahim said of the P1.1 billion project.


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