PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012
Superbridge investors lay down plans to local gov'tby Louie T. Cueto
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Jan. 2 (PIA) – The principal investors composed of engineers from China arrived here last Dec. 22 to negotiate with the provincial government on their plans and to finance arrangements on the construction of the Batangas-Mindoro Superb ridge project.
The Superbridge will connect Batangas to Isla Verde and connect the latter to Puerto Galera.
The investors met with Gov. Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. to discuss the details of the proposal and conducted a survey on the site.
This multi-billion project aims to facilitate better access to transport goods and services to Manila as well as other market destinations, which will eventually provide better business and livelihood opportunities to Mindoreños.
The project is a realization of the governor’s vision for Oriental Mindoro. According to Umali, in the past, he dreamt of concreting the national roads in the 2nd district which has later on materialized. Now he dreams of Mindoro-Batangas Superbridge which will soon be constructed. (LBR/ LTC /PIA-4B)