TUNNEL EXCAVATION ONGOING FOR DAVAO CITY BYPASS ROAD PROJECT

TUNNEL EXCAVATION ONGOING FOR DAVAO CITY BYPASS ROAD PROJECT

By Glen S. Ramos

DAVAO City — The 2.3-kilometer tunnel project in Davao City is currently undergoing excavation work which began last November 21, 2021.

The said project is the first long-distance mountain tunnel in the country.

It is financed by Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Government of Japan with Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

It is also designed by Japanese engineers to have better seismic resiliency. The tunnel is part of contract package 1-1 which is covering a 10.7 kilometer of a 4-lane highway.

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways Unified Project Management Office Operations and funded by the National Government’s Build, Build, Build Program. (ai/mtvn)

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