NEDA Approves Bohol-Cebu Bridge Project

A bridge project that connects the island provinces of Bohol and Cebu has received a go-signal from the National Economic and Development Authority.

According to Bohol Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, the project, called the Bohol-Cebu Friendship Bridge, has been endorsed to the Chinese government for funding when President Rodrigo Duterte visited China in October.

Upon NEDA’s board approval, the project had been lined up for feasibility study and pre-engineering work, which could start as early as next year once the proposal is approved, Aumentado added.

The bridge is planned not only to link goods and traveling public, it could also be used to bring fresh water from Inabanga River in Bohol to Mactan Island in Cebu, through a pipeline attached to the bridge and also bring in cheaper water from Cebu to Bohol.

The bridge will link Getafe town in Bohol and Cordova town on Mactan Island in Cebu, about 17.5 kilometers away from each other.