Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. expects the government to hold the Swiss Challenge for the P22.4-billion Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway before June this year.
“Our target hopefully [is to have] Swiss Challenge before the first half ends and then awarding,” MPTC South president Roberto Bontia said.
“If we hurdle the Swiss Challenge by the first half and then the detailed engineering design, maybe the construction will start by first quarter of 2021,” he said.
The Public Works Department granted the original proponent status to Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. for the construction of CTBEX in 2018.
CTBEX is a 50.4-kilometer expressway that will connect Cavite and Batangas, with a spur road to Tagaytay City and ultimately terminating in Nasugbu and another spur road to Tuy, Batangas.
CTBEX would decongest about 23,000 vehicles daily from teh current thoroughfares.
The project will start at Silang East Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. The alignment will traverse the towns of Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso and Tagaytay in Cavite and Nasugbu in Batangas.
MPCALA Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of MPTC is also constructing the P35-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway”•a four-lane, 47-kilometer closed-system toll expressway connecting Cavitex and South Luzon Expressway.
The expressway will start from Cavitex in Kawit, Cavite and end at SLEX-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna.
MPCALA Holdings Inc. opened to the public the Laguna segment of the Cavite Laguna Expressway in October 2019.
Parent Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. is building the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, an 8-kilometer, four-lane toll road linking the North Luzon Expressway and South Luzon Expressway, passing through Metro Manila and using the existing Philippine National Railway alignment as the route.
The MPIC Group operates North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Tarlac Expressway and Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway. Darwin G. Amojelar