China Grants Funds for Davao Bridge Project
The Department of Public Works and Highways and the Chinese Embassy has signed an agreement for the Chinese government to fund the Davao River Bridge Project at an estimate of $60 million.
The third bridge project in the Philippines that the Chinese government has invested in - after the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge and the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge projects - the Davao River is situated at the mouth of the Davao River. This spans over the west and the east banks of the river, which also links the coastal roads.
With a length of 477 metres and a route length at 1,340 meters, the project is set to adopt the localised implementation mode - which means that the Philippines is responsible for project management and technical works during the entire procedure.
The project runs for 30 months, including design and construction phases. Once completed, the bridge will accommodate 15,000 vehicles a day and will make traffic a lot easier.
The DPWH has already started with the preparation for the procurement of project consultants for the conduit of the Detailed Engineering Design (DED). Once the DED is finished, the project can start in 2021.