CALAX Laguna segment breaks ground today

  • June 19, 2017

MANILA, June 19 -- Construction works for the 18-kilometer Laguna Section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will formally commence with a groundbreaking ceremony set today – June 19.

“The whole CALAX project which will have eight (8) interchanges and one (1) main toll barrier is expected to reduce travel time from CAVITEX to SLEX by 45 minutes,” Villar noted.

“The road construction project from Tirona Highway to the end of Greenfield near Mamplasan Exit, Laguna will be closely monitored so that by 2020, our travel time from CAVITEX to SLEX will be reduced to only 45 minutes,” he added.

The project is part of the 45 kilometer closed system modern tolled expressway awarded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to private concessionaire MPCALA Holdings, Inc. of the Metro Pacific Group who won the competitive bidding under the government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) program.

“CALAX will be one of the most advanced highway in the Philippines. It expected to ease traffic congestion along Governor's Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Santa Rosa Tagaytay Road,” Villar noted.

Earlier in March 2017, MPACALA Holdings has signed a contract with DM Consunji Inc. for the Laguna segment which will involve the construction of four (4)-lane highway with four (4) interchanges from Aguinaldo Interchange to the existing Mamplasan Interchange of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Biñan, Laguna.

Secretary Villar has affirmed DPWH commitment to expedite the acquisition of road right-of-way so that the contractor can finish the project right away.

“Knowing what is at stake with this project that will benefit many generations to come, DPWH will give it all to deliver everything we can and finish the project by 2020,” Villar noted.

The entire expressway project will require an investment amount of P35.425 Billion. (DPWH)


Other News

Antique Guv: participate  during "Pista Kang Kagubatan"
  • June 29, 2017
SAN JOSE, Antique June 29 (PIA) - - The Governor called on Antiquenos to participate in the tree planting activity set on June 30, 2017 at Camp Leandro Fullon, Barangay San Fernando, the Municipality.   “The activity is pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No.2015-109, wherein the Provincial Government will celebrate “Pista Kang Kagubatan on June 30 with the theme “Kagubatan Tamnan, Protektaha: Kaaraydan Kang Tanan,” said Governor Rhodora Cadiao in her invitation to all government employees and other institutions to join the tree planting activity.   The governor said that activity a...Read more
Albay reports huge increase in quarry income
  • June 29, 2017
LEGAZPI CITY, June 29 (PIA) – The provincial government of Albay reported generating P69.2 million in taxes on sand and gravel in less than a semester of 2017.   The January to May proceeds from quarrying sand and gravel amounted to P69,250,066, which was considerably higher than the P38,633,810 collected in the entire 2016, records at Albay’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) showed.      Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara attributed the substantial increase to some basic reforms that he introduced, mainly adjusting the tax rates, and reorganizing ...Read more
Pangasinan school accepts transferees from Marawi
  • June 29, 2017
URDANETA CITY, June 29  (PIA) -  The Urdaneta I Central School in eastern Pangasinan is now the second home of at least 12 students from embattled Marawi City, upon their transfer to this province.   School Principal Dr. Robert Tababa said the pupils, whose age bracket ranges from seven to 12 years old, were warmly welcomed by the school despite the lack  of  school credentials like birth certificates and report cards.   “May Department of Education policy tayo na i-accept ang mga bata maski walang credentials kung may nangyaring kalamidad sa kanila either man-made o natur...Read more
SSS formally opens its newly-relocated branch in Capiz
  • June 29, 2017
ROXAS, CAPIZ, June 29 (PIA) -- The Social Security System (SSS) formally opened its newly-relocated branch office in Roxas City on June 28, 2017, serving about 2,450 employers and more than 33,500 members and pensioners in 578 barangays.   “As the provincial capital of Capiz, I think it is our job to create bigger branches to accommodate the increasing number of SSS members and employers in Western Visayas,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said.   The recently-upgraded branch office is now located at the ground floor of CityMall Roxas along Arnaldo...Read more