Though the pandemic is still very much present in the country, the national government’s infrastructure projects are moving just as scheduled. 

Just last week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) gave an update on one of the Duterte administration’s main infrastructure plans – the Panguil Bay Bridge in Mindanao. 

According to the agency, work on the major thoroughfare remains unhampered. In fact, bored piles for the piers and abutments are already halfway done. 

In his report to DPWH, Emil Sadain, Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations, said a total of 29 bored piles have been put in place offshore. 

With this, only 25 more needs to be installed for the inter-island bridge’s superstructure activities to proceed.

Once completed, the Php 7.38-billion pathway – one of the flagship infrastructure projects under the Build Build Build Program – will connect Tagub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod in Lanao del Norte.

It will span a total of 3.169 kilometers and is expected to shorten travel between the two cities from two and a half hours to just seven minutes.

In addition, it will reduce travel from Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to Tangub and the northern parts of the Zamboanga Region.

See the progress update below. 

CONSTRUCTION OF PANGUIL BAY BRIDGE TAKES SHAPE Construction of the 3.169 kilometer Panguil Bay Bridge Project in...

Posted by Department of Public Works and Highways on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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