MVP Group still interested in building spur road to Sangley

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is still keen on constructing a five-kilometer expressway that will connect Kawit to Sangley, Cavite.

MPTC chief financial officer Christopher C. Lizo said this would all depend on the government’s plan to expand the use of the Sangley Air base for commercial purposes.

“Our proposal depends on the opening of the Sangley Airport para may certainty. Pwede naman sabay gawin,” he said.

The Cavite government is soliciting bids to challenge the unsolicited proposal submitted by a consortium led by the Yuchengco Group of Companies and Cavitex Holdings of the Virata family to redevelop the Sangley Air Base into an international gateway.

Estimated to cost around $10.9 billion, the proposed international airport in Sangley, is seen to serve as an alternative to the decongested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s main gateway.
If there are no challengers by August 17, the Cavite government can issue a notice of award in favor of the original opponent, which shall become the province’s joint venture partner which will provide

MPTC earlier said it will would revive its proposals to build the P22.4 billion Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway, P71.9 billion C5 Expressway, P92 billion NLEX -Cavitex Port Expressway Link and the P16 billion Harbor Link Port Access Mobility Facility.

Ongoing developments of MPTC include the P23 billion NLEX Connector Road, which is expected to provide 35,000 motorists better access to Manila ports and airports such as NAIA and Clark. This will also enable faster transport of goods and services between Metro Manila and Luzon provinces.

MPTC operates the North Luzon Expressway, Cavite Laguna Expressway, Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway, Manila-Cavite Expressway, C5 Southlink Expressway and the 8.9 kilometer Cebu Cordova Link Expressway.

NGO blames drop in aquaculture production on PAP imports ban

Tugon Kabuhayan, a nongovernment organization advocating for food security and sustainable food production, has blamed the decline in aquaculture production in the second quarter on the import ban on processed animal proteins (PAPs) which was recently lifted by the Department of Agriculture.