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Construction of Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge to start in 2020

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The proposed bridge project linking Panay, Guimaras and Negros islands will begin construction in 2020.

Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin made this announcement after he attended a consultation meeting on the project with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials.

In The Daily Guardian article, Gumarin said private sector representatives will be invited to the planning sessions, particularly operators of motorized bancas plying the Iloilo-Guimaras route, and vice versa.

The motorized banca operators will be affected should the bridge push through, the politiko said.

A teachers’ group earlier lamented that the proposed bridge will get in the way with the “preservation of culture” of the island province.