Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and the concession holder for the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and its C5 Link segment, inks deal with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to construct Phase 2 works at the CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 2.
CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will connect CAVITEX R-1 (Coastal Rd.) from Paranaque Toll Plaza to Sucat thru R-1 Interchange. It is expected to reduce travel time to Sucat Road from CAVITEX R-1 and vice versa by 10 minutes.
A signing ceremony was held between the two parties with CIC represented by its President and General Manager, Mr. Raul L. Ignacio, and CRBC Philippine branch General Manager Mr. Ren Xiaopeng.
“The CAVITEX C5 Link is a vital segment of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP), so far, we managed to open 3.8-kilometer (Segment 3A1 and 3A2) to the motoring public, serving more than 16,000 vehicles daily. Still, we have a long way to go. This is something we cannot do alone, hence our search for a contractor that would be up for the task-delivering world-class quality infrastructure for our motorists within our timeline. We are glad that our new partner China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) took on the challenge,” said Mr. Raul L. Ignacio, President and General Manager of Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation.
CRBC is a pioneer in the international engineering contracting market in China with a history of nearly 60 years. The company focuses on global civil engineering and construction projects such as roads, bridges, ports, tunnels, railways, municipal works, dredging, and airports. CRBC has been in the Philippines for nearly 30 years and has done numerous projects in different regions and these projects have stimulated the growth of the region with its quality and on-time construction. The Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) Phase 1 Package 2, the Estrella- Pantaleon and Binondo-Intramuros Bridge are among them.
CIC and CRBC target to start phase 2 of the construction for the CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 2 this Q1 of 2023 and aims to open it to the public before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the construction of Segment 3-B from Sucat to E. Rodriguez (RSG Subdivision), according to the latest project timeline of CIC, is set to begin in the third quarter of the year.
CAVITEX C5 Link project is a 7.7-kilometer 2×3 lane expressway that will connect CAVITEX R1 to C5 Road in Taguig. It is expected to serve 40,000 vehicles per day: reducing travel time to Makati and Taguig from Parañaque City, Las Pinas City, and Cavite Province by forty-five (45) minutes; and decongesting traffic in Metro Manila.
Aside from the CAVITEX and its C5 Link Segment, the MPTC’s tollways portfolio includes the concessions for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.
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