The Department of Public Works and Highways said Thursday it will spend up to P250 million to build a spur road going to Sangley Point International Airport in Cavite province this year.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of a spur road going to Sangley airport was expected to start by second quarter of the year.
“We have to complete it in a year,” Villar said.
The spur road would improve the connectivity of Sangley Point where an international airport would be built as an alternative to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The provincial government of Cavite earlier awarded the development and implementation of an international airport in Sangley Point to the consortium of China Communications Construction Company Ltd. and MacroAsia Corp. of tycoon Lucio Tan. The estimated total project cost of Phase 1 is about P208.5 billion.
The 1,500-hectare master-planned international airport will be fitted with four runways, airside and landside facilities with an annual capacity of up to 130 million passengers.
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. also submitted a proposal to the Toll Regulatory Board to build an expressway from Manila-Cavite Expressway to Sangley Point.
Under the proposal, MPTC plans to construct Segment 5 of Cavitex―a 22-kilometer road that will link Kawit to Noveleta to Sangley and then to Tanza also in Cavite.
It expects to start the construction of the first phase of the project―the expressway going to Sangley―by early 2021. Cavitex is a 14-kilometer expressway linking Manila and Cavite province.