The Philippines' Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has inked a signed a contract worth PHP5.27bn ($101.7m) for the two China-aided bridge projects in the Philippines.
The contract has been signed by CCCC Highway Consultant and contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation to deliver the projects.
DPWH said that Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantallon Bridge projects, which received grant from China, are expected to become new landmarks in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Mandaluyong.
The grant will be used for the design and construction of the bridges while DPWH will be responsible for the road right-of-way acquisition.
CCCC Highway Consultant, the designated project management services consultant of the bridge projects, will be responsible for the detailed engineering design and construction supervision. About PHP490m ($9.4m) has been allotted for consultancy services of the projects.
On the other hand, contractor China Road and Bridge will deliver civil works of the bridges amounting to not more than PHP4.78bn ($92.3m).
The project will include the construction of main bridge, an approach bridge, connection road, traffic engineering, lighting, and other ancillary facilities. Work on the project will last for 30 months.
DPWH said in a statement: “The project contractor shall fix at its own expense any and all damages and defects on the bridges due to faults in construction for the period of 12 months after project completion.
“They are likewise responsible for any structural defect or structural failure within 15 years for permanent structures and five years for semi-permanent structures.”
DPWH is one of the three departments of the government undertaking major infrastructure projects.
The department is mandated to undertake the planning of infrastructure, such as national roads and bridges, flood control, water resources projects and other public works, and the design, construction, and maintenance of national roads and bridges, and major flood control systems.