Western Visayas Longest Bridge is Now Officially Open to Public

Longest Bridge in Western Visayas Connecting Kalibo to Caticlan is Now Open to Public

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the longest bridge in Western Visayas that connects Kalibo City and Caticlan is officially open.

Western Visayas Longest Bridge
Image from PIA

According to the Facebook post of DPWH page, the travel time to famous Boracay and parts of Western Visayas has now been reduced after the inauguration of “Kalibo Bridge”. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced that that the “Kalibo Bridge” is now open for motorists.

Dubbed to be the “Western Visayas’ longest bridge,” the Kalibo Bridge connects the boundaries of Barangay Tigayon, Kalibo and Barangay Mina, Lezo, Aklan. The 2-lane, 770-linear-meter Kalibo Bridge III will serve as diversion road connecting those barangays.

Western Visayas Longest Bridge
Image from DPWH Facebook

“The two (2) lane 770-linear meter Kalibo Bridge to vehicular traffic that will significantly reduce travel time from Kalibo City to Caticlan from 75 minutes to 60 minutes, and expected to boost tourism and hasten delivery of goods and basic commodities to and from the Capital town of Kalibo.” As stated on their Facebook post.

In the report of Rappler, Villar described the project as “game changing” for Aklan as it makes traveling easier for motorists, boost tourism and accelerate growth and commerce for local communities in Aklan.

Western Visayas Longest Bridge
Image from DPWH Facebook

“Itong proyekto ay shared vision ng national government at local officials. Kami ay natutuwa sa mga game changing projects dito sa Aklan. Malaki ang suporta ng inyong gobernador at mga mambabatas upang matapos ang tulay,” Villar said.

She also added that the Kalibo bridge project is an example of President Duterte’s robust Build Build Build program. Villar said that lead to expect more that there will be more projects for Aklan, like the circumferential road from the Kalibo airport to the seaport.

“Ang Kalibo bridge project ay isang halimbawa na masigla ang Build-Build-Build program ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. I assured you na marami pa tayong projects sa Aklan tulad ng circumferential road sa Kalibo airport hanggang sea port,” Villar said.

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