Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the agency is ready to implement several strategic mega infrastructure projects in Cebu as part of President Duterte’s mandate to decongest major thoroughfares and implement an integrated seamless transport system.
“We will implement the highly anticipated 74 kilometers Metro Cebu Expressway Project among the big-ticket projects. This project will reduce travel time from Naga City to Danao City from three (3) hours to one (1) hour and 25 minutes,” Villar said.
“We have already completed the feasibility study of the P50 Billion Metro Cebu Expressway Project. We will implement it in three segments,” he added.
The P50 Billion Metro Cebu Expressway Project is part of President Rodrigo R. Duterte‘s infrastructure program, #BuildBuildBuild, which aims to increase the productive capacity of the economy and also create jobs through the acceleration of massive infrastructure.
According to the International Monetary Fund, a sustained increase in public infrastructure spending to 5% of GDP would add a total of 5 to 6% to GDP after 15 years.
Also expected to decongest traffic congestion in the progressive City of Cebu is the planned construction of four (4) lanes Guadalupe-Lahug By-Pass Road with a total length of 1.61 kilometers.
“The project with an estimated cost of P500 Million will shorten travel time Barangay Guadalupe to Barangay Lahug by 50 percent from one (1) hour to only 30 minutes,” Villar said.
“Furthermore, we are currently conducting a feasibility study for the construction of the Mandaue City-Consolacion-Liloan Bypass Road. This project aims to reduce travel time from Cebu City to the Municipality of Liloan by indeed 50 percent,” Villar added.