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Kick-off meeting between DPWH and the representatives of the three Korean construction firms for the Panguil Bay Bridge Project

The joint-venture group comprising three major Korean construction firms is set to begin the design, build and construction of the P6.4-billion Panguil Bay Bridge Project, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Representatives of joint-venture contractor Namkwang-Kukdong-Gumgwang—composed of Nam Kwang Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.; Gumgwang Construction Co., Ltd.; and Kukdong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.—recently held a kick-off meeting with DPWH on the official start by February 28, 2020 of the mobilization of personnel and equipment for the conduct of detailed engineering, design and construction of the project.

Issues relating to the project were also discussed during the kick-off meeting, including the implementation timelines to realize the completion target.

The Panguil Bay Bridge is being funded by a loan agreement between the Philippine government and Korean Export Import Bank.

Panguil Bay Bridge will have a total length of 3.77 kilometers, consisting of a 2.36-kilometer bridge and 1.41-kilometer road approaches, making it the Philippines’ longest bridge when completed. It will exceed by 1.61 kilometers the present longest bridge in the country—the 2.16-kilometer San Juanico Bridge connecting Samar and Leyte provinces in Eastern Visayas.

The project will connect Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod town in Lanao del Norte in Mindanao to dramatically reduce travel time between these two points from the present 2.5 hours to only 10 minutes.

The design and construction of Panguil Bay Bridge will be supervised by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office Operations led by undersecretary Emil K. Sadain.

The groundbreaking and capsule-laying ceremony for the bridge project took place on November 28, 2018 in Tubod town.

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