Neda seeks endorsement of Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge original plan

NEGROS. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson met with National Economic Development Authority-Western Visayas Director Arecio Casing Jr. at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City last week. (Capitol photo)
NEGROS. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson met with National Economic Development Authority-Western Visayas Director Arecio Casing Jr. at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City last week. (Capitol photo)

NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed Monday, September 5, 2022, that the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) in Western Visayas has sought the endorsement of the original plan for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge.

Lacson said the province, through the Provincial Development Council, will pass the endorsement during their meeting either this week or next week.

He said that Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer and the officials of the Fourth District have already agreed to the original plan with Pulupandan as the entry or exit point of the bridge.

"What's important is we can start the project," Lacson said, adding that he does not know yet when the project will start or where the initial construction will take place.

Saying that the province’s officials will support the project, the governor said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that two groups have qualified to submit their bids.

South Korea-based Yoshin Co. and Sambo Engineering and Construction Co. are reportedly interested to submit their bid proposals for the detailed engineering design (DED) by September 23, 2022.

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