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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

LRT-1 adds more 4th generation trains

LRT-1 adds more 4th generation trains

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator of LRT-1, received its twelfth brand-new 4th Generation (Gen-4) train set at its Baclaran Depot in Pasay Oct. 25, 2021. LRT-1’s newest trains will be deployed for revenue use by mid-2022, after undergoing complete safety checks, inspections, plus required test runs with minimum kilometers and acceptance tests.... continue reading

SMC installs second batch of MRT-7 trains

SMC installs second batch of MRT-7 trains

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) recently mounted two more brand new Hyundai Rotem train sets on the tracks of its 22-km Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) project, following the arrival of the first batch from Korea last month. The company expects to receive and install 6 of the total 36 sets before the year ends.... continue reading

Cebu-Cordova Bridge to use electronic toll system

Cebu-Cordova Bridge to use electronic toll system

THE Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), also known as Cebu-Cordova Bridge, will use radio frequency identification (RFID) as its electronic toll collection system. The RFID will be in the form of stickers, making the process cashless and contactless at CCLEX, which is managed by Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. RFID is a wireless system comprising two... continue reading

Philippines, Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia to pursue PPP collaboration

Philippines, Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia to pursue PPP collaboration

MANILA, Philippines — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and Singapore-based Infrastructure Asia are collaborating anew to improve the country’s local infrastructure development amid the pandemic. The PPP Center and Infrastructure Asia recently renewed their memorandum of understanding to advance the Philippines’ infrastructure sector through capacity building, policy formulation, and project development. The two agencies signed... continue reading

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway successfully joined together

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway successfully joined together

Both sides of the 390-meter central span of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway cable-stayed bridge were recently joined together successfully by the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), a consortium consisting of ACCIONA, First Balfour, and DMCI. The project, awarded in 2017 by the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways (MPTC),... continue reading

MPTC aims to open CCLEX next year

MPTC aims to open CCLEX next year

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) said on Wednesday the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway’s (CCLEX) main bridge span has been connected, marking the conclusion of “a complex project” that covered three years of non-stop construction. “Today, we have achieved a major construction feat, when the two-meter gap that had separated main bridge deck of Tower 1 from... continue reading

Calax transforms into a ‘green highway’

Calax transforms into a ‘green highway’

BIÑAN CITY: The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax), a project of MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), shared its plan to showcase MPTC’s role in decarbonizing the transport sector in the country. “This is in alignment with the company’s commitment to building with the least disruption to the communities and the... continue reading

Smart agritech projects seen as good candidates for PPP

Smart agritech projects seen as good candidates for PPP

PUBLIC-PRIVATE partnerships (PPPs) are considered a suitable vehicle for implementing smart agriculture technology projects, a government researcher said. Roehlano M. Briones, a senior research fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, said in a recent webinar organized by the Asian Productivity Organization that the private sector needs the help of the government to reach... continue reading