Philippines and China Sign Samal Island-Davao City Connector Project
The Philippines and China signed the commercial contract of the China-financed Samal Island-Davao City Connector Project valued at $400 million. This project is part of the government’s “Build-Build-Build” program.
Some of the features of this project include a four-lane 3.86-km bridge that links the Island Garden City of Samal to Davao City across the Pakiputan Strait. The main bridge runs 1.62-km, designed in a cable-stayed structure with double cable planes and twin towers.
Estimated to be finished in 60 months, the bridge is expected to reduce transportation time, enhance internal mobility and external linkage to support the tourist and economic growth. This will also improve the local livelihoods of people and increase economic activities in the area.
The groundbreaking of the project is expected to be in the first half of 2021.