Pre-feasibility study underway for Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge Project

Friday, September 15, 2017

Experts from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Highway Consultants Co. Ltd. are currently drafting the Minutes of Discussions (MOD) for the Pre-feasibility study of proposed bridges that will link Panay, Guimaras, and Negros Island Region.

DPWH Region 6 Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. said a recent meeting was held in Iloilo to discuss various details and concerns on the proposed Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros Bridge which feasibility study will be funded by the Chinese government.

“The Chinese team will be gathering significant detailed information on road network and ocean areas particularly in potential sites for bridge construction and all the details necessary for them to have deeper technical engineering consideration,” said Director Leaño.

Both parties agreed to hold a coordination meeting with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Iloilo City, Leganes and Zarraga to discuss where the bridge may be strategically constructed.

Series of meetings will be conducted between the DPWH, CCC Highway Consultants Co. Ltd., other concerned government agencies, and LGUs to finalize the MOD for the pre-feasibility of the mega bridge project.

A signed MOD shall formalize the engagement of the Chinese government with implementation of Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge.