Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge: A Potential Game-Changer for W. Visayas
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Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge: A Potential Game-Changer for W. Visayas

Jun 6, 2024, 6:58 AM
Cheryl Luis True

Cheryl Luis True


The Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) Bridge project, with a whopping budget of P187.54 billion, promises to revolutionize connectivity and development in Western Visayas. Spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the project is set to span 32.47 kilometers, connecting the islands of Panay, Guimaras, and Negros.

This ambitious endeavor will not only shorten travel times but also stimulate economic growth and improve safety for travelers.

DPWH regional director Sanny Boy Oropel recently confirmed that the feasibility study for the project's design and detailed engineering is underway.

The project is divided into two sections: Section A (Panay to Guimaras) covering 13 kilometers and Section B (Guimaras to Negros) stretching 19.47 kilometers. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has directed that the detailed engineering design for Section A be completed by December 2024, a year earlier than initially planned, allowing civil work to commence in the latter half of 2025. This accelerated timeline reflects the project's priority status and the administration's commitment to infrastructure development.

Architectural Marvel

Guimaras Gov. JC Rahman Nava highlighted the historical significance of this region, noting the province's past as a pivotal sugar exchange hub.

The bridge project aims to revive and enhance such economic activities by providing a more efficient transport link. The expected benefits extend beyond just cutting travel times; the PGN Bridge is set to bolster trade, tourism, and regional connectivity, acting as a catalyst for new business opportunities and economic diversification.

As the detailed engineering progresses, the project is poised to feature state-of-the-art construction, including intricate road networks and interchanges designed to ensure smooth traffic flow.

The project promises not just to be an engineering feat but an architectural marvel, potentially drawing interest and investment from both local and international stakeholders.

A Significant Leap

Completion of Section A is targeted for the end of President Marcos’ term in June 2028, with Section B expected to follow by 2030. This timeline underscores a long-term vision for regional integration and development, emphasizing a sustained commitment to infrastructure enhancement.

The Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge is more than just a physical structure. It represents a significant leap towards improved regional connectivity and economic resilience.

By linking these islands, the project promises to transform the landscape of Western Visayas, paving the way for a brighter, more connected future.

As the project advances, it embodies a collective hope for progress and prosperity, making it a landmark of development for generations to come.

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