By Jenniffer B. Austria | Posted on October 29, 2013 at 12:02am | manilastandardtoday.com
AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., the wholly-owned infrastructure unit of Ayala Corp., expects to complete the four-kilometer Daanghari South Luzon connector road by the third quarter of 2014, a company executive said Monday.
AC Infrastructure executive vice president Noel Eli Kintanar told reporters the P2-billion road project was 30-percent complete and that it would be passable by either September or October next year.
“We have been working closely with Department of Public Works and Highways, and other parties affected by the right-of-way. We are hoping to make breakthrough very shortly,” Kintanar said.
The Daanghari-SLEX connector road is the first major infrastructure project awarded by the Aquino administration under the so-called public-private participation program.
Daang Hari is a major arterial road connecting the rapidly growing towns of Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor in Cavite to Metro Manila via SLEX.
It is a new road that exits SLEX near the Susana Heights Interchange and passes through government properties in Muntinlupa, ending at Daang Hari near Verdana Homes in Imus, Cavite. The road provides strategic access to Cavite and is expected to ease the traffic in the congested Alabang-Zapote Road and Commerce Avenue.
“We know the value of the project. It is just a matter of everyone getting into an agreement,” Kintanar said.
Ayala submitted the highest bid for the Daang Hari-SLEX Road Project, besting San Miguel Corp., in an auction conducted in December 2011.
The conglomerate submitted a bid of P902 million for the construction, operation and maintenance of the four-kilometer road that will link Daang Hari road in Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway for the 30-year concession.
Kintanar said AC Infrastructure remained interested in other infrastructure projects under the PPP program.
The conglomerate was earlier prequalified to bid for the automatic rail fare collection system and the Mactan Cebu International Airport passenger terminal project in partnership with AboitizLand Inc.