Groundbreaking, project signing for new CAVITEX C5 Link segments
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite Jul 20 (PIA) — Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the concessionaire of the Manila Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the two (2) new segments of the Cavitex C5 Link Expressway July 10, 2020
During the event, the joint venture partners have also signed a contract with the consortium of A.M. Oreta & Company, Inc. and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. for the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2.
The construction agreement was signed by Mr. Roberto V. Bontia (CIC President and General Manager), Mr. Christopher C. Lzo (Chief Operating Officer of CIC and Chief Finance Officer of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation), Mr. Xiarun Chu (Country Manager, China Harbour), Mr. Artemio Santos (Authorized Managing Officer, AM Oreta), and Mr. Raul V. Manlapig (Managing Director, Ove Arup).
AM Oreta and China Harbour welcome the partnership with CIC and the PRA.
“We are happy to work with CIC and the PRA in helping the Philippine economy by means of faster and convenient land travel,” said Mr. Chu.
Likewise, Mr. Santos of AM Oreta shared the same insight saying, “This collaboration will alleviate the plight of the motoring public by easing vehicular movement in several key economic areas.”
Public Works & Highways Sec. Mark Villar; Parañaque City Mayor Edwin D. Olivarez; Parañaque City First and Second District Representatives Eric D. Olivarez and Joy Tambunting; Atty. Janilo Rubiato, PRA General Manager, and Mr. Rodrigo E. Franco, President of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) were among the VIPs in attendance in the event.
The Cavitex C5 Link Expressway is a 7.70 kilometer dual three-lane expressway that runs from R-1 Parañaque Toll Plaza to C-5 Road in Taguig with Segment 2, a 1.9 kilometer expressway that will run from R-1 Expressway to Sucat Interchange while Segment 3A-2 is the 1.6 kilometer expressway that will run from Merville to RSG Subdivision in Parañaque.
These segments are expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022 and anticipated to reduce travel time to Makati and Taguig cities from the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite province by 30 minutes, and play a huge role in economic development.
DPWH Sec. Mark Villar said, “These projects will decongest EDSA and Sales Road in Pasay City by about 50,000 vehicles per day, and connect major business districts in Taguig and Makati to Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite.”
“Continuing with BBB (Build, Build, Build) activities will help spur economic growth to get us back on track from the effects of the pandemic,” Villar added.
MPTC officials Mr. Franco and Mr. Bontia highlighted the significant benefit the completion of these projects will bring to the economy and to the country as well.
Mr. Franco said, “These new segments will play a huge role in our national recovery, as we continue to seek ways to help the Filipino people cushion the impact of COVID-19.”
Similarly, Mr. Bontia shared, “Once operational, Segments 2 and 3A-2 of CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway will help provide fast, safe, and efficient movement of people and goods, and create at least 1,000 new jobs in construction, operations and maintenance.” (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from MPTC)