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« on: August 28, 2018, 02:28:07 PM »
DPWH: Construction of P16.47-billion Davao-Samal bridge to start in mid-2019
By Cha Monforte - July 4, 2017

https://businessmirror.com.ph/dpwh-construction-of-p16-47-billion-davao-samal-bridge-to-start-in-mid-2019/

CONSTRUCTION of the P16.47-billion bridge that will connect Samal Island to Davao will begin in mid-2019 and end in 2024, an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

However, the implementation timeline appears to be only true as far as it is stated in the final report of the prefeasibility study (FS) of the Japanese firm consulted to do the pre-FS.

This was according to documents shared by DPWH Region 11 design chief Engr.  Agnes Audam with members of the Davao del Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) during their session on Monday.

The final report of the pre-FS, prepared by a project consortium led by Katahira and Engineers International (KEI), was submitted to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) in February 2016.

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Re: Davao-Samal bridge
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »
DPWH keen on starting Davao-Samal bridge in 2019
June 26, 2018

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1749959

PUBLIC Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said they were optimistic about starting construction of the proposed Davao-Samal bridge in 2019.

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A pre-feasibility study on the project was completed in February 2016 by Japanese consultancy firms Katahira and Engineers International, Nippon Engineering Consultants Company Limited, and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation.

The bridge, estimated to be 1.2 kilometers, will be built over the Pakiputan Strait and link Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal, a popular tourist destination.

In a separate interview, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional director for Davao Region Allan Borromeo said a Hong Kong-based consultant is conducting the feasibility and detailed engineering studies.

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Davao del Norte tourism officer Noel Daquioag, in a previous interview, said construction of the bridge would help decongest traffic in Sasa Wharf due to influx of tourists going to Samal City.

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Re: Davao-Samal bridge
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 02:42:13 PM »
Budji + Royalís design of Davao-Samal bridge featured in Taipei forum
Inquirer Lifestyle / 03:58 AM October 12, 2016

Filipino design team Budji + Royal Architecture + Design will present their take on “Adaptive Cities” in Taipei this week. The city is this year’s World Design Capital, designated by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design every two years to recognize a city’s innovative use of design.

Design consultant Budji Layug and architect Royal Pineda took into account this year’s theme, “Adaptive Cities: Design in Motion,” and focused on the application of permeability to design and architecture.

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Their proposed design for the Davao-Samal bridge is a clutter-free study of angles. The team was inspired by the angular designs found in traditional Mindanao houses. The bridge was designed to provide a direct connection between Davao and Samal, offering a faster connection than the current 15-minute ferry. It will directly benefit tourism development while unclogging traffic in the city.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 11:39:19 AM »
Davao-Samal bridge to cost P9 billion
Published September 21, 2018, 6:21 PM
By Antonio L. Colina IV

https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/09/21/davao-samal-bridge-to-cost-p9-billion/

DAVAO CITY – The 4.4-kilometer Davao City-Samal bridge project has an indicative cost of P9 billion, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) director for planning services Constante A. Llanes said.

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Preparation for the conduct of the full feasibility study and detailed engineering design for the Davao-Samal bridge is ongoing along with five other major bridge projects in the county under the Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility funded by the Asian Development Bank, he said.

He said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has yet to start the study, but added the agency will pick up from the previous pre-feasibility study conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The ADB targets to complete the feasibility study by first quarter of 2019, which would tell “if the bridge would be economically feasible, and environmentally and socially acceptable” and other considerations and funding scheme options.

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“We cannot firm up the timeline yet because we need to see first what would be the result of the feasibility study that would identify the alignment of the bridge. It’s one of the Build, Build, Build projects committed under the administration. We are following it up and fast-tracking the implementation,” he said.

A “Study on the Project for Construction of Davao-Samal Bridge” conducted by Katahira & Engineers International in 2016 said that “Samal and Davao City, between which there is Pakiputan Strait, are located close to each other.”

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Citing JICA’s “The Study on the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) Master Planning March 1999”, it said a bridge connecting the city and Samal was recommended because the island has a high potential for high-grade residential development, environmental friendly industrial estate, and cultural and financial centers under the BIMP-EAGA scheme as well as resort development due to its adjacency to the city.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 01:07:15 PM »
Opposition delays Davao-Samal Bridge
RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT
January 9, 2020

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1839282/Davao/Local-News/Opposition-delays-Davao-Samal-Bridge

DESPITE the approval of the National Government in the funding of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC) Project (Davao-Samal Bridge), Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio revealed that the road connector construction between two cities won’t be possible anytime soon.

Duterte-Carpio said a family, whose property will be covered in the Davao-Samal Bridge’s road right of way, filed a written opposition to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the project implementor.

The mayor did not mention the identity nor the background of the family.

She said, based on the information she had received, the family is planning to file a “Writ of Kalikasan” before the Court.

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The mayor said the connecting route will start at R. Castillo Street in Agdao. As to the ending route, she did not disclose as she is not certain of the area in Igacos.

Duterte-Carpio said the end point of the route, wherein the property of the complainant will be affected, was selected after it was considered as the shortest distance to bridge the two cities.

Originally, she said DPWH had studied five possible connecting routes.

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 03:12:02 PM »
DPWH to meet with family who owns property to be affected by Davao-Samal Bridge project
By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV -JANUARY 14, 2020 9:26 PM

https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2020/01/dpwh-to-meet-with-family-who-owns-property-to-be-affected-by-davao-samal-bridge-project/

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will hold another round of talks on January 22 in Manila with a prominent family who owns the property that will be affected by the P23.04-billion 3.98-kilometer Davao City-Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) bridge to resolve issues concerning the alignment of the project.

In a phone interview on Tuesday, Engr. Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim, project director of Roads Management Cluster II of the central office of DPWH, told MindaNews that the agency would sit down with the property owner and Hong Kong-based consultants Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. during the meeting next week.

Based on the illustration provided by the DPWH, the entry point for IGaCoS side would take the portion between two adjacent resorts in Babak District, owned by one prominent family, while the Davao City side would be located near Davao Beach Club at R. Castillo-Daang Matuwid Junction in Barangay Vicente Hizon.

Hasim said the agency previously had three meetings with the family who he described as “very professional.”

He said the lot owner might possibly make an appeal to reconsider the alignment in the upcoming meeting.

He maintained that this alignment is the “best option” chosen from among the eight possible alignments in terms of proximity and compliance with the geographical requirements since the location is within the flight path of aircraft and a lane for large ships entering Davao Gulf.

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Hasim said issues concerning the procurement of the road right of way (RROW) had been factored in while drafting the study, but believed this would not cause a delay in the implementation of the project as the agency is still on track.

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It added that construction of the bridge, which can serve around 25,000 vehicles a day, is scheduled from 2021 to 2024 and the operation eyed beginning 2025.

According to “The Study on the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) Master Planning March 1999” by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the bridge connecting the city and Samal was recommended because the island has a high potential for high-grade residential development, environment-friendly industrial estate, and cultural and financial centers under the BIMP-EAGA scheme as well as resort development due to its adjacency to the city.

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Re: Davao-Samal bridge
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 08:50:53 AM »
Samal-Davao bridge to break ground in July
By Che Palicte February 28, 2020, 3:13 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1095090

TAGUM, Davao del Norte – The long-awaited PHP23 billion Samal-Davao bridge project will break ground in July this year, Gov. Edwin Jubahib announced on Thursday.

This came, Jubahib said, after the lone holdout among the several families whose properties will be affected by the project has already agreed with the terms of expropriation offered by the government.

Jubahib said the groundbreaking will be held simultaneously at Azuela Cove in Davao City and Barangay Caliclic in Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos)--the two points interconnecting the planned bridge.

Last month, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte bared that the project had been delayed because one of the property owners threatened to file a writ of Kalikasan against the project.

A writ of Kalikasan is a legal remedy under Philippine law that provides protection of one’s constitutional right to a healthy environment.

Jubahib assured that the environment would be protected throughout the phases of the bridge construction.

“No corals will be affected and there will be no displacement among the affected families during the construction process," he said.

“This is long-overdue and we thank this administration for giving it a chance. Our interest is for the people who are clamoring for this bridge,” he added.

With a length of about 2,830 meters, the mayor said the bridge would provide a vital link for trade and tourism for the island and mainland Davao City through reduced transport costs and faster flow of people, goods, and resources.

Conceptualized 40 years ago, the project has been identified as among the big-ticket infrastructure initiatives under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. (PNA)

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Re: Davao-Samal bridge
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2020, 04:55:56 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/TVPatrolSouthernMindanao/photos/a.516292631761904/3200464850011322/

Siniguro ng Malacañang na matutuloy ang mga malalaking proyekto sa Mindanao gaya ng Mindanao railway at Davao-Samal bridge, sa kabila ng banta ng COVID-19.

Ayon kay BDCA president at government flagship projects secretary Vince Dizon, “Matutuloy po ang Mindanao Railway Phase 1. 'Yun pong Tagum-Davao-Digos phase ng Mindanao railway. At matutuloy din ang Davao-Samal bridge."

"Makakaasa po ang ating mga kababayan dito sa Mindanao lalo na sa Davao region na matutuloy ang mga proyektong ito."

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 09:46:43 AM »
Davao-Samal bridge to push through despite pandemic
RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT
August 13, 2020

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1866813/Davao/Local-News/Davao-Samal-bridge-to-push-through-despite-pandemic

PUBLIC Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar confirmed that the long-awaited Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC) Project, or more commonly known as Davao-Samal Bridge, will still push through with its implementation despite the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Villar bared this when asked by Davao reporters during a Malacañang virtual press briefing on Tuesday, August 11, on whether the project implementation will still commence in 2021.

The official said they targeted to finish the bidding of the project in October and November this year.

"Our format of this project is the design and build. They will make the final design. However, we can also expect some design adjustments but more or less the bridge alignment has already been set," Villar said.

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 03:13:28 PM »
Family calls for realignment of Davao-Samal bridge project to spare coral reefs
Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - October 19, 2020 - 3:44pm

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/10/19/2050713/family-calls-realignment-davao-samal-bridge-project-spare-coral-reefs

MANILA, Philippines — A family whose properties will be affected by the construction of the Davao-Samal bridge is considering legal action in case the government ignores its continued appeal to move the project's landing site to protect the marine life in the area.

The Rodriguez family might be forced to file a petition for the writ of kalikasan to stop the Davao City-Island Garden City of Samal bridge project, which will connect the island to mainland Mindanao through Davao City, if the government issues an Environmental Compliance Certificate for it.

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The alignment of the bridge project will be positioned between the Paradise Island Beach Resort and Costa Marina Beach Resort and will be near Mercado Subdivision, which are said to be the indirect impact areas in Samal Island.

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The Rodriguez family owns the Paradise Island Beach Resort and Costa Marine Beach Resort—collectively referred to as “Paradise Reef”—which were chosen as the bridge’s final landing site in Samal Island, threatening the rich marine life in the area.

"After exhausting all amicable means, it will certainly file a writ as a final option of last resort," said lawyer Julito Sarmiento, chief executive officer and founder of Climate Change Adaptation Resettlement.

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 04:55:53 PM »
SAMAL ISLAND-DAVAO CITY BRIDGE CONTRACT SIGNED; DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN TO COMMENCE SOON

https://www.facebook.com/500569120056578/posts/3601332186646907/?d=n

The Department of Public Works and Highways and China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) have finally signed a P19.32-Billion official contract which marks the green light for the design and build of 3.98 kilometers Samal Island to Davao City Connector (SIDC) Project.

“We are more than excited to announce that with the signed contract, we can now apply for the loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China thru China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to proceed with the detailed engineering design (DED) of the Samal Island to Davao City Connector Project,” said Secretary Mark A. Villar.

“Brighter future is ahead especially in tourism with the implementation of the toll-free four (4)-lane bridge that will significantly improve mobility and bring down travel time of around 25,000 daily motorists to only two (2) to five (5) minutes between Davao City in Davao del Sur and Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) in Davao del Norte”, added Secretary Villar.

In a signing event held Thursday, January 14, 2021, Secretary Villar was represented by Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain joined by DPWH UPMO Roads Management Cluster 2 Project Director Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim and Project Manager Soledad R. Florencio, while CRBC Authorized Representative and Branch General Manager Ren Xiaopeng with Marketing Manager Mo Haiyan represented the contractor.

Also present as witnesses were Counselor Jiang Jianjun and 3rd Secretary Xiang Chunnan of Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Philippines, while virtually participating in the event via zoom are CRBC Head Office President Du Fei, Director Hazel Baliatan and Assistant Director Joseph Capistrano of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and Department of Finance (DOF) technical representative John Narag.

According to Undersecretary Sadain, the CRBC which is one (1) of the three (3) shortlisted qualified contractors bagged the design and build contract of the SIDC following the procurement activities held on November and December 2020.

Once the DED for the SIDC is completed, CRBC will start the 54-month civil works stage of the project, said Undersecretary Sadain.

The SIDC is a China-funded project, envisioned as a modern bridge that will connect the Samal Circumferential Road in Barangay Limao, IGaCoS to Davao City in between R. Castillo-Daang Maharlika junction.

Its main span measures 250 meters and has a vertical navigation clearance of up to 47 meters crossing over Pakiputan strait. The bridge will also be supported by two (2) pylons with a height of 73 meters.

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