DPWH to push ₧25-B CTBEX from MPT South

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has committed to implement the proposed Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX), a 25.24 billion peso project proposed by Metro Pacific Tollways South Corp. (MTP South).

In a recent interview with reporters, Public Works Minister Manuel Bonoan said the project would “go ahead,” noting that there would be “no conflict in alignment” with the Cavite-Batangas Expressway (CBEX) proposed by San Miguel Holdings Inc.

“Two projects will be implemented, but we will have to resolve some outstanding issues. So they can both start,” Bonoan said.

In 2018, DPWH granted MPT South initial supporter status for CTBEX, a proposed 50.43 km expressway that will connect Cavite and Batangas with an access road to Tagaytay City and Tuyu, Batangas.

The highway will start at the Silang East Interchange of the Cavite Laguna (Calax) Expressway and end at Nasugbu, Batangas, passing through the cities of Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso and Tagaytay.

MPT South is part of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the largest manufacturer and operator of tollways in the Philippines. Among its portfolio of existing businesses are: Calax, North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, Manila-Cavite Expressway, Cebu-Cordova Expressway.

To date, the company has invested $3.06 billion in the construction of expressways in the Philippines, with 240.6 km currently in operation and 43.1 km under construction.