Construction of PhP15 billion bridge in Cebu starts January 2015
The construction of a fifteen-billion peso toll-bridge linking Cebu City and Cordova is said to be starting early next year. The project will be spearheaded by Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) of business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.
“This bridge project is a one hundred percent a done deal. Go, go go,” Cordova, Cebu Mayor Adelino Sitoy said. The mayor said the groundbreaking will be held January 2015. The said bridge will be operational after three years.
According to the mayor, this third bridge connecting Mactan Island to Cebu City is feasible because about 82,000 vehicles use the current two bridges and it is increasing. This will ease travel to Cordova and Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the busiest airport outside Metro Manila.