- President Rodrigo Duterte led the groundbreaking of Panguil Bay Bridge
- The Panguil Bay Bridge in Lanao del Norte is the longest bridge in the Philippines
- It is a gift from Korea, according to the President
President Rodrigo Duterte was present during the groundbreaking of Panguil Bay Bridge in Tubod, Lanao del Norte last November 28. KAMI learned that according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, the bridge has two lanes and has a length of 3.772 kilometers, making it the longest in the Philippines by far.
As reported by Manila Bulletin, the Panguil Bay Bridge connects Tanguib City, Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao del Norte in Northern Mindanao. It also lessened the travel time from one and a half hour to seven minutes via Mukas Port in Lanao del Norte.
According to President Duterte, the bridge was a gift from South Korea and thanked them.
“This is their gift for us and there’s more,” said the President.
“Korea has a special attachment to the Filipinos, you know why? We fought in the Korean War and a lot of Filipinos died,” he added.
The 7.352 billion bridge was funded by Korean Economic Development Cooperative Agreement (KEDCA). It is expected to be completed in 2021.
According to the Philippine News Agency, residents in Lanao del Norte will benefit from the project because of the job opportunities given for the construction. The construction is set to start in January.
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