Building of Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge to start in 2021 – Zubiri

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The inter-island bridge connecting the islands of Panay and Guimaras is targeted to have its groundbreaking in 2021, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said.

“I believe the Iloilo-Guimaras (bridge project) already has a budget and I think it’s ready for the first phase. So, (Public Works Secretary) Mark (Villar) said the groundbreaking will be 2021,” said Zubiri.

According to him, the inter-island bridge will provide a road network from one island to another in the region. (

The successive capsizing of three motorboats last August 3 that killed dozens of passengers was enough reason to push the project, the Negrense solon said.

He added that the lack of a bridge connecting the island of Guimaras has endangered the lives of residents since boat trips are at the mercy of the weather.

Zubiri was in Iloilo City yesterday for a meeting with the mayors in the province.