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PBBM fulfills vow to build life-changing infra projects

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. fulfilled on Friday one of his campaign promises — to build infrastructure projects that will transform Filipinos’ lives.

The President led the groundbreaking of the CAVITEX-CALAX Link in Kawit, Cavite and the CAVITE C5 Link Segment 3B in Parañaque City and the inauguration of the CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange.

“These three milestone projects bring to reality our promise to transform the lives of millions of Filipinos, by systematically easing traffic flow in the greater Metro Manila,” President Marcos said.

President Marcos said the CAVITEX-CALAX Link, originating from Kawit, is a 1.2-kilometer connection “whose length may be short, but its impact will be substantial” and will bring a significant improvement in road network connectivity from Kawit to CALABARZON.

“By establishing a direct connection to CALAX, we also ease the traffic congestion at the busy intersection of Tirona Highway and Centennial Road,” he said.

“A while ago, we just did a quick inaugural drive through the CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange. It is part of the newly completed CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway Segment 2,” he added.

The President said he is “pleased to have inaugurated this fitting centerpiece that will connect several major roads in Sucat with CAVITEX” that is expected to bring a smooth, safe and convenience from CAVITEX R1 to Sucat Parañaque City within just five minutes.

He said the new infrastructure brings “a dramatic improvement” from the usual one-hour travel time via existing public roads from Kawit, Cavite, and is set to benefit around 23,000 vehicles regularly, and enhance the travel efficiency and ease commute of the motorists.

Lastly, the President said another beneficial project is the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway Segment 3B, which is a two-kilometer road coming from Sucat Interchange going to E. Rodriguez in C5 Road, Taguig City.

President Marcos said the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway Segment 3B is expected to reduce travel time from CAVITEX R1 Expressway Section to SLEX/C5 Road from 40 minutes to just 10 minutes once it’s completed.

“So, it also marks the final step in completing the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway, enhancing our transportation infrastructure network on behalf of countless motorists and passengers,” the President said.

Before concluding his speech, President Marcos urged the Filipino people to take advantage of the expressways and experience firsthand the ease and convenience the roads will bring to their daily lives.

President Marcos said the people should also take advantage of the suspension of the collection of toll fees for all types of vehicles passing through the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway in Taguig, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Bacoor, and Kawit for 30 days.

The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA)is the operator of the CAVITEX.

“So, we welcome this call and thank the PRA for its initiative to help mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs to our motorists. I now count on our Toll Regulatory Board to ensure the benefit of the riding and the transport public,” he said.

President Marcos thanked the private sector particularly the PRA, the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation, and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation for the collaborative efforts in realizing the flagship project under the Public-Private Partnership. | PND