Marcos to lead groundbreaking rites of P23-B Samal Island-Davao City bridge

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will lead the groundbreaking ceremony for a P23-billion bridge that will link Samal Island and Davao City on Thursday, Oct. 27. Design Sketch of Samal Island-Davao City Connector Project (Photo courtesy of the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines) The groundbreaking ceremony will signal the start of the construction of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC) bridge project, which is expected to spur tourism and economic progress in Davao. It is a 3.98-kilometer bridge project that will connect the Samal Circumferential Road in the Island Garden City of Samal to the R. Castillo –Daang Maharlika junction in Davao City across the Pakiputan Strait. The bridge, which is 3.98-kilometer long, will be constructed within five years and is set to be completed and operationalized in 2027. Once completed, it is expected to reduce travel time from Davao City to Samal from around 30 minutes via ferry to only five minutes. The construction of the bridge will be funded through a loan agreement worth US$350 million or P18.67 billion entered into between the Philippines and China, covering 90 percent of the project cost. It will be built by engineering company China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). The bridge project is among the big-ticket projects mulled under the previous administration’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program. Malacañang said Marcos will be joined by other national and local officials in the ceremony. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian is also expected to witness the event. Aside from the groundbreaking, the President is also scheduled to lead the distribution of various government assistance to individuals in crisis and other people in need. He is also set to attend a situation briefing where he will be apprised of the current state of the region in terms of food security, infrastructure development, trade and commerce, among others. He will also visit the soldiers of the Eastern Mindanao Command to discuss pressing issues involving military services......»»

Category: newsSource: 26th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 27

DAVAO, the Philippines -- A China-funded bridge that connects the Philippines' third largest city Davao and a tourist island will help boost tourism and economic growth in the country's southern region, said President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on Thursday at the project's groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony kicked off the construction of the 3.81-km two-way, four-lane Samal Island-Davao City Connector Bridge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

Marcos thanks China for Samal-Davao bridge project loan

President Marcos thanked China yesterday for a $350-million loan to fund the construction of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector project seen to boost tourism in this part of the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2022

China OKs $350-M loan grant for Samal-Davao bridge

DAVAO CITY - The Chinese government has announced its approval of the USD350 million loan to the Philippine government to finance the Samal Island-Davao City bridge project."The first cross-sea bridge that the Davaoeno people have long dreamed of will come true," Chinese Ambassador to the P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

China to finance bridge project in southern Philippines

MANILA, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines and China exchanged the agreements on Monday to finance a bridge connecting Davao City and Samal Island in the southern Philippines. China's Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said he exchanged the signed framework agreement and loan agreement for the Davao City-Samal Island connector bridge project with Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. "Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

DPWH, CRBC ink P19.3 billion contract for Samal-Davao connector bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways and China Road and Bridge Corp. have signed a P19.32-billion design and build contract for the 3.98-kilometer Samal Island to Davao City Connector project......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

DPWH signs P19.3-b contract with Chinese firm to build 4-km Samal bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways said Thursday it signed a P19.32-billion contract with China Road and Bridge Corp. for the design and construction of the 3.98-kilometer Samal Island-to-Davao City Connector Project......»»

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Air police station to rise in IGaCoS

DAVAO CITY (PIA)- An air station of the Philippine National Police will be established in the Island Garden City of Samal.This will soon be realized as the groundbreaking of the air station.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Family calls for realignment of Davao-Samal bridge project to spare coral reefs

The Rodriguez family might be forced to file a petition for a writ of kalikasan to stop the Davao City-Island Garden City of Samal bridge project that will pass through its properties......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Davao-Samal bridge may be completed after Duterte’s term

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sep) – The highly anticipated 3.98-kilometer Davao City-Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCOS) bridge project may be completed not during the term of President Rodrigo R. Duterte but his successor’s. Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain said in a text message on Tuesday that the bridge project has a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Submarine cable to address Samal Island s power woes

MONTEVISTA, Davao de Oro - An official of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. (NORDECO) announced Sunday that the submarine cable project on the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte that will address its power woes will be operational next year.In a press briefing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2022

Discovery Hospitality widens portfolio, adds Samal resort

Discovery Hospitality Corp. has a signed a contract with Samal Shores Inc., a subsidiary of CSG Holdings Corp., to manage the latter’s up-and-coming grand hotel and resort development which will be introduced as Discovery Samal, in the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Sara, Bongbong still lead latest presidential poll

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. continue to lead in various political surveys......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Davao Oriental governor, Samal mayor get COVID-19

Davao Oriental Gov. Nelson Dayanghirang and his wife Nanette as well as Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy have tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

50 resorts on Samal Island open today

At least 50 resorts in the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte will open today after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases authorized the reopening of the island to tourists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

The best is yet to come

Considered as the biggest resort city in the Philippines, the Island Garden City of Samal, which is a coastal component city of Davao del Norte, has always been a favorite tourist destination especially for those living in Davao City......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Bong Go sends aid to Davao, Samal fire victims

Sen. Bong Go has partnered with various government agencies to send aid to fire victims in Davao City and Samal island......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Mayor Sara orders removal of billboards that block the view of Mt. Apo, Samal

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 12 September) -– Mayor Sara Duterte has ordered the removal of  giant billboards here that block the natural view of the Davao River,  Mt. Apo, skyline of the city, and Island Garden City of Samal, two years after the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the 20-year old Signage Ordinance of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Sara leads Rizal Day rites in Davao

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte led the commemoration of the death anniversary of Jose Rizal in Davao City yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2022


The Bonifacio Day commemoration of Davao City's progressive groups on Wednesday, November 30 revolved around the current "crisis" where they criticized the Marcos-Duterte administration over the increasing prices of basic goods and services while the workers' wages remain a pittance. (Photo by Kath Cortez/ The post SLAMMING THE CRISIS appeared first on Davao Today......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Metro Davao Development Authority ikasa na-Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Nanawagan si Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte na ipatupad na ang batas na nagtatakda ng Metropolitan Davao Development Authority (MDDA) kasunud na rin ng patuloy na paglago ng rehiyon. Sa ilalim ng Republic Act (RA) 11708 o MDDA law, ang Metropolitan Davao ay kinabibilangan ng siyudad ng Davao, Panabo, Tagum, Island Garden […] The post Metro Davao Development Authority ikasa na-Duterte appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 24th, 2022