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CCLEX seen to drive tourism; Cordova braces for visitor influx

CCLEX seen to drive tourism; Cordova braces for visitor influx

The once sleepy town of Cordova is preparing for the expected influx of tourists with the opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in March 2022. Guenevere Flores, the town’s consultant on tourism, said the creation of a Tourism Code is now being crafted at Cordova’s Sangguniang Bayan, which will also create a Tourism Division.... continue reading

Iloilo City to hold Dec. 1 investors’ meet for P139-M slaughterhouse project

Iloilo City to hold Dec. 1 investors’ meet for P139-M slaughterhouse project

THE ILOILO City government is holding a conference on Dec. 1 to entice investors for its P139.35-million slaughterhouse upgrade project under a public-private partnership scheme. “The potential revenue for this project is worth your time and investment. May this meeting become a blueprint for local leaders, private partners, and participants in ensuring a dynamic and... continue reading

Cebu-Cordova bridge 87% complete

Cebu-Cordova bridge 87% complete

AS OF October 31, 2021, the construction progress of the 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project was at 87.14 percent. The P30-billion toll bridge, which will be substantially completed by end of 2021, will use an all-electronic toll collection system when it opens in the first quarter of 2022 to provide motorists safe and seamless... continue reading

CCLEX to accelerate growth in Central Visayas

CCLEX to accelerate growth in Central Visayas

MANILA, Philippines — The P30-billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is expected to accelerate economic growth in Central Visayas once it opens to the public for commercial operations by the first quarter of next year. Business leaders in Central Visayas have expressed their optimism over the socioeconomic benefits from the operations of CCLEX not just for... continue reading

Cebu’s 3rd bridge now 87% complete

Cebu’s 3rd bridge now 87% complete

CEBU CITY – The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) has started the online registration for the installation of RFID (radio-frequency identification) stickers, which motorists will need to pass Cebu’s third bridge that is set to be operational early next year. The company announced on Tuesday that the construction progress of the 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway... continue reading

Duterte pushes for greater public-private partnership

Duterte pushes for greater public-private partnership

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte yesterday pushed for greater public-private collaboration as the world faces challenges brought about by the pandemic and climate change. Speaking during the 2021 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council dialogue with economic leaders, Duterte said the areas of collaboration are improving digitalization and literacy in rural communities, establishing a... continue reading

Clark airport ground lighting 81% complete

Clark airport ground lighting 81% complete

MANILA, Philippines — Clark International Airport’s ground lighting system project is now over 80 percent complete and is expected to be finished by January next year. In a statement yesterday, Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) said the new airfield ground lighting system (AGLS) at the Clark International Airport is 81 percent complete. An inspection was... continue reading

Government seeks changes to BOT Law for PPP

Government seeks changes to BOT Law for PPP

MANILA, Philippines — The government will pursue amendments to the implementing rules and regulations or IRR of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law to ensure that public-private partnership (PPP) projects implemented will not be disadvantageous to Filipinos. In a statement, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the PPP Center said President Duterte has ordered the... continue reading

Metro Pacific starts installation of RFID stickers for CCLEX

Metro Pacific starts installation of RFID stickers for CCLEX

THE Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC), the private company behind the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), has started inviting motorists to have their vehicles installed with radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers in preparation for the opening of the project in the first quarter of 2022. “The P30-billion toll bridge, which will be substantially completed by the... continue reading

Third Mactan bridge finally connected

Third Mactan bridge finally connected

CEBU’s most-awaited bridge linking Cebu City to the town of Cordova on Mactan Island is now connected. A main bridge deck ceremony was held on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 led by Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Acting Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Cordova Mayor Therese Sitoy-Cho, and... continue reading