DPWH unveils P1.6-B BGC-Ortigas center link road project

MANILA-- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday unveiled a major road project worth over PHP1.6 billion which will connect two cities in Metro Manila.

The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) � Ortigas Center Link Road Project, will connect the commercial district of Ortigas Business Center, Pasig City and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.

The 961.427-lineal meter road project involves the construction of a four-lane Sta. Monica to Lawton Bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City and a viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of BGC.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO Vivencio Dizon, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim, and Mayor Maria Laarni Cayetano were present during the laying of capsule to usher the start of the undertaking in Taguig City.

The road will lead to the improvement of accessibility between the Cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig and Makati.

Once completed by March 2020, travelling between the central business districts of Taguig and Pasig Cities will only take 12 minutes and traffic congestion at EDSA and C-5 Road particularly along Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge will be alleviated by about 25 percent, said Villar in a statement.

The project will be under the supervision DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) headed by Undersecretary Sadain and Project Director Castillo of DPWH implementing unit Roads Management Cluster I-UPMO and with its partner contractors Persan Construction Inc. and Sino Road and Bridge Company Limited Inc.

Villar noted that the event is one of the many groundbreaking and inauguration ceremonies for new infrastructure projects as the country ushers in the Golden Age of Infrastructure in the next five years of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

Source: Philippine News Agency