China grants 60 million US dollars for the Philippines' Davao River Bridge
2020-12-14 14:42

The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Republic of the Philippines signed an agreement in which the Chinese Government will grant approx. 60 million US dollars for the Philippines’ Davao River Bridge Project on Dec 9 , 2020.

Apart from the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Projects, the Davao River Bridge Project is the third bridge project granted by the Chinese government to the Philippines. The Davao River Bridge is located in the Bucana District at the mouth of the Davao River, spanning over the east and west banks of the river and connecting the coastal roads. It’s an important component of Davao City’s high-standard highway network. This two-way four-lane bridge will be 477 meters long with the total route’s length of 1,340 meters.

The project will adopt the localized implementation mode, which means the Philippine side will be in charge of technical works and project management during the entire process. The total implementation period is around 30 months, including design and construction phases. Once completed, the bridge will be able to accommodate more than 15,000 vehicles per day and significantly ease the traffic congestion in Davao City.

The DPWH has kicked off the preparation for the procurement of project consultant for the conduct of Detailed Engineering Design (DED) and the project construction is expected to be commenced in 2021 once DED is completed.

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