Cavitex Infrastructure Corp (CIC)., a unit of road operator Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), has signed a deal with engineering company China Road and Bridge Corp. (CRBC). to start the second phase of the construction for the C5 Link Segment 2 in the first quarter of 2023.
“This is something we cannot do alone, hence our search for a contractor that would be up for the task-delivering world-class quality infrastructure for our motorists within our timeline. We are glad that our new partner took on the challenge,” CIC President and General Manager Raul Ignacio said in a press statement released last March 3.
Ignacio and CRBC Philippines General Manager Ren Xiaopeng participated in the contract-signing ceremony held in February.
Photo courtesy of MPTS Corporate Communication
The project is targeted to be completed and opened to the public before the end of the year.
The toll road’s second segment is a 1.9-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will connect Cavitex R-1 (Coastal Road) from Parañaque Toll Plaza to Sucat, which is seen to cut the travel time between the two roads by 10 minutes.
Ignacio added the company is also planning to begin construction of Segment 3-B from Sucat to E. Rodriguez by the third quarter.
The entire 7.7-kilometer Cavitex-C5 Link project is expected to serve 40,000 vehicles daily and shorten travel time from Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite to Makati and Taguig by 45 minutes.
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