Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project (ADB-52310-001)

  • Philippines
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Specific Location
Provinces of Bataan and Cavite
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2023
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Government of Philippines - Dept. of Public Works & Highways
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3,243.64 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 4,355.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 12, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge (BCIB) project will provide a permanent road link between the provinces of Bataan and Cavite, the key missing link in the road network of the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and CALABARZON. The BCIB will be approximately 32.15 km long, comprising two cable-stayed bridges for navigation channels, 24 km of marine viaducts, and 8 km of approach roads. It will include U-Turn facility near the Corregidor Island for future connection. Under the BCIB project, a capacity building program will be provided for the government to ensure adequate capacity in operation and maintenance and management of the BCIB and future large and complex bridges. A tourist center and supporting facilities will be established at the north approach of BCIB, providing information about the rich ecosystem and diversity of destinations on the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island. Completion of the BCIB, the final link of the loop road around Manila Bay, will (i) provide opportunities for expansion outside the NCR for economic integration and growth, (ii) boost the tourism for Bataan Province and Corregidor Island, and (iii) support the development of Port of Mariveles as a premier international shipping gateway, hence expanding the overall port capacity of Manila Bay. The BCIB will be an alternative route from north Luzon to south Luzon without traveling through the heavily congested roadways of NCR, and thus reduce the pressure on the existing north-south corridors. In case of a natural hazard, BCIB can serve as the main evacuation route for the people of Bataan, Cavite, Rizal, and south NCR.

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Environment: A

Involuntary Resettlement: A

Indigenous Peoples: C

Investment Description
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The project is estimated to cost $4.355 billion including taxes and duties, physical and price contingencies, interest, and other charges during implementation.

The government has requested an MFF in an amount of up to $2.108 billion from ADB’s ordinary capital resources to finance a part of the project. The AIIB will provide loan cofinancing of $1.135 billion, to be partially administered by ADB.

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Implementing Agency: Department of Public Works and Highways
Contact Person: Emil K. Sadain, Senior Undersecretary
Address: 2nd Floor, DPWH Head Office, Bonifacio Drive,
Port Area, Manila, 1018, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 5304 3555
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