Upcoming Infrastructure Projects to Take Note Of – Southern NCR

“With the upcoming private-public partnerships (PPPs) and government projects, there’s hope for the country to sustain further economic growth and to build a more attractive business and investment environment along the way.”

In spite of the accelerated growth it has enjoyed in the past few years, the Philippines has been criticized, time and time again, for the lack of quality infrastructure and for inefficient service. They say that these have been standing in the way of its progress. But with upcoming private-public partnerships (PPPs) and government projects, there’s hope for the country to sustain further economic growth and to build a more attractive business and investment environment along the way.

Here are some of the major projects in southern part of NCR that could provide some of the leverage the Philippines needs:

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Brace yourself for heavier traffic, longer train lines, and increased LRT-MRT operational disruptions. In Southern NCR alone, 11 infrastructure projects are set to commence within the next two years. Daily commute is expected to become more challenging in 2016, once the construction of these projects is at full swing. However, most of these projects are designed to ease traffic in the long run.

Some of the major projects expected to create a huge impact on the Metro Manila traffic situation are the following:

Metro Manila Skyway (Stage 3)

The new 14.82 km-road will connect Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City and is expected to pull in and ease traffic in 8 interchanges, decongesting traffic in C4, C5, and Metro Manila while connecting SLEX to NLEX.

Type: Business Joint Venture Agreement (CLP and PNCC)
Status: Notice of Award for the Main Construction Contract for Section 1 and Section 2 was issued

Benefits:

Lesser travel time for commuters and transporters of goods coming to and from Buendia-Balintawak route
Lesser vehicle operating costs that offsets toll fee
Decongest major roads in the north (Quezon Ave., Araneta Ave., Nagtahan, Quirino Ave., etc.) which is used by 55,000 vehicles
Buendia-Makati Avenue- Paseo de Roxas Underpass

The new 4-lane, 880-meter underpass will run under the Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas intersection and is expected to be completed by April 2016.

Type: Locally-funded government project
Status: Construction will commence on April 2015 and is expected to be completed by Feb 2017

Benefit: Designed to ease traffic flow along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. passing through intersections along Makati Ave and Paseo de Roxas

BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road

The approximately 10 km “bank-to-bank” bridge and underpass will connect BGC through Sta. Monica St. then Shaw Blvd. and then to West Capitol Drive where Capitol Commons is located.

Type: Locally-funded government project
Status: Construction will commence this year (2015)

Benefit: This will ease the traffic during rush hours in EDSA and C5, for commuters traversing the BGC-Ortigas route.

NAIA Expressway

A 7.15-kilometer, four-lane NAIA elevated expressway will be constructed from Skyway through Sales Ave., Andrews Ave., Domestic Road, and NAIA Road, with entry/exit to Roxas Blvd., Macapagal Blvd., and Pagcor City.

Type: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project
Status: 22.62% complete (as of February 2015)

Benefits:

Better access to NAIA and Entertainment City
Expanded road network with connection to Skyway
Reduced traffic congestion around the vicinity and less travel time for some 80,000 travelers in the area
LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension and Operation and Maintenance

LRT 1 Line 1 will be extended for about 11.7 km. (10.5 km. elevated; 1.2 km. at-grade), from the Baclaran station to the Niyog station in Bacoor, Cavite after adding about 8 more stations in the current rail line.

Type: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project
Status: procurement of independent consultant is ongoing

Benefits:

Rapid access to and from residential communities in the south of Manila and other commercial, industrial, and educational districts around the vicinity
Less travel time and costs for travelers and for transportation of goods
Increased number of weekday passengers, from an average of 560,000 passengers to about 820,000 passengers
Will serve almost 4 million residents from Las Piñas, Parañaque, and Cavite

Read More: http://kmcmaggroup.com/blog/2015/3/5/upcoming-infrastructure-projects-to-take-note-of-southern-ncr/

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