Philippines : Bataan–Cavite Interlink Bridge Project

Sovereign Project | 52310-001

The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge (BCIB) project will provide a permanent road link between the provinces of Bataan and Cavite, the key missing link in the road network of the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and CALABARZON. The BCIB will be approximately 32.15 km long, comprising two cable-stayed bridges for navigation channels, 24 km of marine viaducts, and 8 km of approach roads. It will include U-Turn facility near the Corregidor Island for future connection. Under the BCIB project, a capacity building program will be provided for the government to ensure adequate capacity in operation and maintenance and management of the BCIB and future large and complex bridges. A tourist center and supporting facilities will be established at the north approach of BCIB, providing information about the rich ecosystem and diversity of destinations on the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    12 December 2023
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Bataan–Cavite Interlink Bridge Project
Project Number
52310-001
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0117-PHI: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 2,108.37 million
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 1,135.27 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge (BCIB) project will provide a permanent road link between the provinces of Bataan and Cavite, the key missing link in the road network of the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and CALABARZON. The BCIB will be approximately 32.15 km long, comprising two cable-stayed bridges for navigation channels, 24 km of marine viaducts, and 8 km of approach roads. It will include U-Turn facility near the Corregidor Island for future connection. Under the BCIB project, a capacity building program will be provided for the government to ensure adequate capacity in operation and maintenance and management of the BCIB and future large and complex bridges. A tourist center and supporting facilities will be established at the north approach of BCIB, providing information about the rich ecosystem and diversity of destinations on the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island. Completion of the BCIB, the final link of the loop road around Manila Bay, will (i) provide opportunities for expansion outside the NCR for economic integration and growth, (ii) boost the tourism for Bataan Province and Corregidor Island, and (iii) support the development of Port of Mariveles as a premier international shipping gateway, hence expanding the overall port capacity of Manila Bay. The BCIB will be an alternative route from north Luzon to south Luzon without traveling through the heavily congested roadways of NCR, and thus reduce the pressure on the existing north-south corridors. In case of a natural hazard, BCIB can serve as the main evacuation route for the people of Bataan, Cavite, Rizal, and south NCR.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Despite its large population base and high economic potential, Bataan, from an economic perspective, is not integrated with the southern provinces of Luzon and the NCR due to the lack of land connectivity to the south. Based on the current road network, commuters from Bataan would have to travel through both Pampanga Province and Bulacan Province before reaching Metro Manila, Cavite, and other southern provinces of Luzon. Currently, the fastest way to reach Central Manila from Bataan is by ferry, which avoids driving through other provinces. However, ferry services between Bataan and Central Manila are limited to three services a day on weekdays. On average, trips by all modes (road and ferry) take over 230 minutes for one way trip. A direct connection between Bataan and Cavite would reduce the travel time between Bataan and the southern provinces in Luzon and NCR by at least 50%, thus enhancing economic integration of the provinces and regions of Luzon.
Impact

Local, national, and international connectivity improved (Philippines Development Plan, 2023-2028)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Efficiency of road travel throughout the eastern and southern provinces of Luzon Island group (including NCR) improved

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

New climate resilient road link connecting Bataan and Cavite over Manila Bay constructed

Bridge operation and maintenance capacity enhanced

Tourist support system established for Bataan and Corregidor Island

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)

Timetable

Concept Clearance
27 Jun 2023
Fact Finding
16 Jun 2023 to 05 Jul 2023
MRM
22 Sep 2023
Approval
12 Dec 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
12 Dec 2023

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project: Facility Administration Manual Facility Administration Manual Dec 2023
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2023
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project: Gender Assessment and Social Inclusive Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2023
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2023

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  • 12 Dec 2023 | News Release

    ADB Approves Financing for Flagship Philippine Bridge Project

    ADB has approved financing of up to $2.1 billion for the construction of a 32.15 kilometer climate-resilient bridge connecting Bataan and Cavite provinces across Manila Bay to decongest Metro Manila, enable greater mobility of labor and goods, and enhance economic productivity in the country’s largest region of Luzon.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Construction of Cavite Land Approach Total Length of 3,554.539 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Six (6) Bridge Structures consisting of Interchange Bridge, Viaduct, Underpasses, and MSE Wall) with Slip Roads and Interchange Loops Invitation for Bids Active
Construction of Bataan Land Approach Total Length of 6,898.191 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Seven (7) Bridge and Viaduct Structures) with Slip Roads and Ramps Invitation for Bids Active
Construction of Cavite Land Approach Total Length of 3,554.539 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Six (6) Bridge Structures consisting of Interchange Bridge, Viaduct, Underpasses, and MSE Wall) with Slip Roads and Interchange Loops Invitation for Bids Closed
Construction of Cavite Land Approach Total Length of 3,554.539 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Six (6) Bridge Structures consisting of Interchange Bridge, Viaduct, Underpasses, and MSE Wall) with Slip Roads and Interchange Loops Invitation for Bids Closed
Construction of Bataan Land Approach Total Length of 6,898.191 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Seven (7) Bridge and Viaduct Structures) with Slip Roads and Ramps Invitation for Bids
Construction of Cavite Land Approach Total Length of 3,554.539 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Six (6) Bridge Structures consisting of Interchange Bridge, Viaduct, Underpasses, and MSE Wall) with Slip Roads and Interchange Loops Invitation for Bids Closed
Construction of Bataan Land Approach Total Length of 6,898.191 meters of Mainline Highway (with Total of Seven (7) Bridge and Viaduct Structures) with Slip Roads and Ramps Invitation for Bids
Project Management Consultant Firm - Consulting Active
ADB Loan No. 4432-PHI and AIIB Loan No. (TBP) ADB Project P52310-001 – Republic of the Philippines: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project AIIB Project P000724 – Philippines Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project – Tranche 1 [CP1] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed
ADB Loan No. 4432-PHI and AIIB Loan No. (TBP) ADB Project P52310-001 – Republic of the Philippines: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project AIIB Project P000724 – Philippines Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project – Tranche 1 [CP2] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed
ADB Loan No. 4432-PHI and AIIB Loan No. (TBP) ADB Project P52310-001 – Republic of the Philippines: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project AIIB Project P000724 – Philippines Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project – Tranche 1 [CP1] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed
ADB Loan No. 4432-PHI and AIIB Loan No. (TBP) ADB Project P52310-001 – Republic of the Philippines: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project AIIB Project P000724 – Philippines Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project – Tranche 1 [CP 2] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed
52310-PHI: Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge (BCIB) Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.