With the construction of the Panguil Bay Bridge Project now in the initial stages, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has initiated to organize the Infrastucture Monitoring and Advisory Group (IMAG) to ensure transparency and accountability in the implementation of the project.
The IMAG ensures the efficient implementation of the project with the direct involvement of the stakeholders in the area and wull include local officials, civic organizations, the Dept. of Public Works and Highways, religious sector, media and the local stakeholders.
Photo below shows MinDA Chair Manny Pinol, Misamis Occidental Governor Phillip Tan and other provincial officials met with DPWH engineers, the Korean contractor and project engineers during a recent visit onsite.
The field office is already in place.
Photo below shows the marker indicating the level of earthfilling to be implemented onsite.
Comparing the size of the man, more earth materials will be required.
When completed, the 3.7-kilometer span costing about P7-B will be the longest bridge in Mindanao, longer by about 1.5-kilometers than the iconic San Juanico Bridge which spans the 2.2-kilometer San Juanico Strait between the islands of Samar and Leyte.
all photos by Beauty & Bounty of Mindanao Media Team for the Mindanao Development Authority
Just last week, the first batch of steel casings for the bridge project finally arrived from South Korea. Read our post below.