The joint venture group of three (3) major Korean construction firms are all set to begin the Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Northern Mindanao.

This was disclosed by joint venture contractor Namkwang-Kukdong-Gumgwang represented by CEO & President Geun Young Kim during a kick-off meeting presided by DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar. Accordingly, mobilization of personnel and equipment started last Friday, February 28, 2020.

Secretary Villar said that this flagship infrastructure project is a realization of the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administration’s promise to make Filipinos even more connected, by building a mega bridge that will provide convenient inter-island travel in the archipelagic topography of Northern Mindanao.

Other officials present at the meeting included DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, Project Director Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim, Project Manager Teresita V. Bauzon, Regional Director Zenaida Tan, Bureau of Construction Director Eric Ayapana, Bureau of Design OIC Director Aristarco M. Doroy, Bureau of Quality and Safety Director Medmier Malig, Planning Service Director Constante Llanes, Finance Service OIC-Director Genevieve E. Cuaresma, Mr. Jeong Hwan Kim, Mr. Keun Yung Kim, Mr. Soo Young Park, and Mr. Hyum Tae Kang, and other technical staff from DPWH and Nam Kwang Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Gumgwang Construction Co., Ltd., and Kukdong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

The P6.4 Billion Panguil Bay Bridge Project is a 3.77-kilometer 2-lane bridge which will connect Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod town in Lanao del Norte and will dramatically reduce travel time between these two points from the present two-and-a-half hours to only 10 minutes.

Issues relating to the project were discussed during the kick-off meeting, including the implementation timelines towards the realization of the completion target.

info and photos by DPWH

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