EVP Rey Villar (right) receives First Balfour’s award from DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez and CIAP executive director Ramon AbieraMetro Pacific Investments Corporation has awarded to Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) the contract to design and build the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project. CLJV is composed of First Balfour and D.M. Consunji Inc. and Spanish company ACCIONA Construcción S.A.
The landmark project will connect the main Cebu City industrial area to Mactan Island via the municipality of Cordova. CCLEX will have two lanes in each direction and will feature a main twin cable-stayed bridge, viaduct approach bridges, a causeway and toll facilities. The link is expected to serve at least 40,000 vehicles daily and is seen to help decongest the traffic in the two existing bridges between Mactan and Cebu.
Construction is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2018.
Meanwhile, First Balfour was recognized as one of the “Pillars and Pioneers of the Construction Industry” during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress held at the Philippine International Convention Center.
Awarded by the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines, a branch of the Department of Trade and Industry, the recognition was given to Quadruple A Platinum contractors that have made significant contributions to the advancement of construction and infrastructure development in the country.
First Balfour executive vice president Rey Villar, Business Development head Levi Agoncillo and Construction Business Group AVP Benjamin Dublin received the award. (Story/Photos by: Dolly Pasia-ramos)