The Philippine Government through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Ayala Corporation signed an agreement last week for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Link Road.
Attended by Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala, Rafael Yabut, Secretary Rogelio Singson of DPWH, Maria Catalina Cabral, Ginaflor Oris and John Eric Francia among others who witnessed this historical event.
The construction of the project will start on May 2012 and expected to finish after 13 months with the following Build- Operate-Transfer (BTO) for 30 years. This is the first auctioned building project of the present administration under President Benigno ” Noynoy” Aquino under the Public Private Partnership. Ayala group was the winning bidder last December 2011 held at the central office of DPWH.
According to Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala, they were very grateful with the bidding process under DPWH because of its transparency and equality also very glad because the project will give them enough chance and big opportunities for prospective clients to view and give shorter traveling time to their properties on sale and developing in different areas at the South and Metro Manila.
The Daang Hari road where lots of big subdivisions like Crown Asia Portofino is located and the South Expressway Link Road Project will provide strategic access to the Cavite and Laguna areas, and a relief to traffic in the congested Alabang-Zapote Road and Commerce Avenue. It intends to provide a high-standard highway within a 200-kilometer radius of Metro Manila and It will provide additional access between Metro Manila and Cavite connecting rapidly growing towns of Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor to SLEx near the Susana Heights Interchange.