The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), consultant CCCC Highway Consultant Ltd., and contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation on Friday, April 27, 2018 signed a 643.458 Million Chinese Yuan or roughly P5.27 Billion contract to implement the two (2) China-aided bridge projects in the Philippines.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, CCC Highways Consultant Ltd. Deputy Manager Lyu Gaohu, and China Road and Bridge Corporation Vice President Liu Hong officially signed the deal which now gives green light to commence survey, design and construction of Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantallon Bridge Projects. Also present at the signing event held at Bonifacio Global City are Economic and Commercial Counsellor Jin Yuan of the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines, DPWH Assistant Secretary Maximo Carvajal and DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Road Management Cluster 1 Director Virgilio Castillo.
Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantallon Bridge Projects which received grant from the People’s Republic of China are expected to become new landmarks in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Mandaluyong.
Chinese grant will cover the design and construction of the bridges while DPWH will be responsible for the road right-of-way acquisition with the DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Road Management Cluster 1 led by Undersecretary Sadain, Assistant Secretary Carvajal and Project Director Castillo responsible in the overall project implementation supervision.
With an allocation of no more than 59.859 Million Chinese Yuan (roughly PhP 490 Million) for consultancy services of the projects, CCCC Highway Consultant Ltd.- the designated project management services consultant of the bridge projects - will be responsible in the detailed engineering design and construction supervision. This was based under the exchange letter and implementation agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China signed November 15, 2017.
Contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation on the other hand will implement civil works of the bridges amounting to no more than 583.6 Million Chinese Yuan (4.78 Billion). The project within 30 months duration consist of the construction of main bridge, approach bridge, connection road, traffic engineering, lighting, and other ancillary facilities
The project contractor shall fix at its own expense any and all damages and defects on the bridges due to faults in construction for the period of 12 months after project completion. They are likewise responsible for anyl structural defect or structural failure within 15 years for permanent structures and five (5) years for semi-permanent structures.