Consultants of the Cebu Trans-Axial Development Project study yesterday turned over their report and the equipment used in the study to the Economic Enterprise Council chaired by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.
The council also passed a resolution recommending the use of the equipment utilized in the conceptualization of the project.
The status report of the multibillion CTDP was presented to the members of the Provincial Board the other day during its regular session by Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., the brain of the project.
PB members had approved said status report before it was submitted to the Council for further study.
The 300-kilometer four-lane highway, seen to connect all municipalities of mainland Cebu with Santander as the farthest point in the south and Daanbantayan in the north, would be undertaken through a build-operate-transfer scheme.
Of the whole stretch, 220 kilometers will cover the existing roads that need improvement, while about 80 kilometers of additional road will be built.
The highway is seen to cut travel time by 40 percent and disperse development to the countryside.
About 12 toll fee plazas will be constructed and a 1.6-kilometer tunnel will be built in Tungalub, Oslob.
Further, the project will tap at least 120 rivers in Cebu as water sources. Windmill farms will be put up to provide power.
Courtesy from: Land Asia Institute Philippines