Two Conglomerates Join Forces to Construct, Operate New Provincial Expressways
The two planned expressways that will be built by these conglomerates aim to boost economic growth and mobility in CALABARZON
Did you know that there are more than 10 expressways that are completely or partially open in the Philippines? This includes the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), and the Metro Manila Skyway System. Thanks to a partnership between two of the country’s biggest conglomerates, the number of expressways will continue to grow as they will design, build, and operate two new expressways in Luzon. These new expressways will greatly increase mobility in Cavite to Batangas.
According to a report, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) have joined forces for two planned expressways, the Cavite-Batangas Expressway (CBEX) and the Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway (NBEX).
CBEX and NBEX: Greater Mobility in Cavite to Batangas
The report notes that through these two expressways, “Bauan, Batangas will be eventually linked to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).”
The CBEX will be 27.06 kilometers long and will connect CALAX Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange to the town of Nasugbu. On the other hand, the NBEX, which will be 60.9 kilometers longer, will connect Nasugbu to Bauan.
Among the cities and towns that these expressways will go through are Tagaytay, Silang, Alfonso, and Indang.
Boosting the Region’s Economy, Mobility
The project, which will cost the two conglomerates PHP 72 billion, is expected to break ground next year, with an opening set for 2027. When these two expressways are opened to the public for use, it is expected to boost both the economic activity as well as mobility in Cavite to Batangas.
Expressways play a significant role in the transport of goods and services, especially between provinces and regions. Both the CBEX and NBEX will also make various towns and cities from Cavite to Batangas more accessible, which can help boost tourism.