By RJ L Balinbin, Senior Reporter
NLEX Corp., a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), which is expected to begin construction of the third P5.5-billion Candaba viaduct later this year, says its president and general manager.
The Kandaba Viaduct is a causeway that allows motorists to cross part of the wetlands between Pulilan, Bulacan and Apalit, Pampanga.
J. of NLX Corporation. Luigi L. “What we’re dealing with today outside of the NLX connectivity project is that we’re bidding for the Candaba viaduct, which we call the third viaduct,” Bautista said. The commercial world An opportunity interview.
“Today, you have a north-facing viaduct and a south-facing viaduct, don’t you? All we have to do is create a third viaduct in the middle, “he added.
He said two contractors were competing for the project. “We are in the process of selecting a contractor.”
Construction is expected to take two years, “if not by the end of the third quarter, probably by the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year,” Mr Bautista noted.
The viaduct is a barrier for vehicles traveling north and south along the NLEX, where available lanes narrower than normal width on dry land.
The company plans to begin construction this year on a two-kilometer expressway section between Mindanao Avenue Toll Plaza and Quirino Highway in Novaliches, Queens City.
It is currently awaiting approval from the Toll Regulatory Board for implementation fiThe first division of the proposed P92 billion NLEX-CAVITEX port expressway link project.
The 15-kilometer (km) NLEX-CAVITEX Port Expressway Link project was originally a joint unsolicited proposal with the Manila-CavitEx Expressway (CAVITEX) to extend the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in 2019 to the Public Works and Highways Department.
MPTC’s capital expenditure budget for the year is set at P32 billion. It recently launched the Cebu-Cordoba Link Expressway project in Cebu.
MPTC expects completion of NLEX Connector Phase 1, Cavite-Laguna Expressway – Cavite Segment, NLEX Segment 8.2 Section 1A, NLEX Connector Phase 2, and CAVITEX C5 Link projects this year.
MPTC is the tollway unit of the Metro PacifiSea Investments Corporation, one of the three major Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First PassfiC Co. Ltd., others are Felix Mining Corporation and PLDT, Inc.
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