You already heard the buzz, either on Facebook or the news, about the on going and the upcoming infrastructure developments in Cebu. It is no doubt that these projects will be of great help and benefit to Cebuanos, in fact, netizens have been clamoring over social media due to excitement. Let us take a look at these projects.
The MyBus transportation system is actually a project of SM. With new buses, affordable rates and convenience, the MyBus buses will travel from Talisay City going to SM Seaside City to Parkmall and to the Mactan Cebu International Airport. Fare will range from PHP 20.00 to PHP 40.00 depending on your destination and whether you are a regular, student or PWD passenger.
For more information, view our guide for Cebu MyBus Schedule Guide: Travel Routes, Fares, Bus Stations, Time and Updates.
The Cebu City BRT or Bus Rapid Transit is a PHP 10.6B mass transportation project that is being looked forward to. The first phase of the project is the implementation of 33 bus stations, 16 kilometers bus ways, 176 buses and estimated to service 330,000 passengers daily. This is a huge project and may face potential challenges as the current road system of Cebu are not that wide. So the construction of bus ways might be challenging.
In addition to the BRT system, the Cebu City Transportation Office is also planning to implement the DOST Hybrid Road Train. It is a 40 meter bus-like-train that can help with the city’s mass transit woes. This is also a project of the Department of Science and Technology. DOST 7 Director Edilberto Paradela said that it’s called the “Centrally-Powered Hybrid Electric Road Train” and the project is “Technology Promotion and Field Testing of Hybrid Road Train in Cebu City.”
Cebu is also eyeing to implement the light rail transit system, better known as LRT. In short, adding a train as a means of transportation. This is a proposed project to solve the traffic problems of the city. With Cebu’s rapid economic growth we need to have more robust transportation systems such as the LRT. There are several interested groups who want to take on this project.
Did you know that the Mactan Cebu International Airport is the best airport in the Philippines? Now, they’re adding a new terminal to cater the growing needs of the airport. It is estimated the project will be completed in 2018. Phase 1 of Terminal 2 will comprise of a 4.5 hectare development, Phase 2 will follow soon.
Terminal 2 will feature 48 Check-In counters that are expandable to 72 and will include modular expansion capability to ensure operations can continue uninterrupted whilst expansion takes place as traffic growth warrants. A car park will also be available to accommodate 550 cars and expandable to 750 cars as needed. In terms of employment generation, more than 3,000 jobs are created during the construction of Terminal 2 with another 550 employment opportunities through Concessionaires once Terminal 2 is commissioned.
Among the infrastructure projects in Cebu the Cebu-Cordova Link Express (CCLEX), also known as the 3rd Mactan Bridge, is probably what most Cebuanos are looking forward to. We all know how traffic the current 2 bridges connecting Cebu to Mactan are and we desperately need this 3rd bridge. This is a PHP 28B mega project and expected to generate 5,000 jobs during its construction.
CCLEX is an eight-kilometer toll bridge facility, the construction of which was pushed by the local governments of Cebu City and Cordova municipality. The project will comprise a main bridge stay cable, an approach viaduct, on-and-off ramps, toll plaza and secondary bridges.
It’s been speculating for years that there will be a P9.4 Billion International Container Port that will be constructed in Tayud, Consolacion. This project is already approved by the National Economic and Development Authority as well as the Cebu Port Authority. South Korea and Japan are offering loans for the construction of this project. Recently in early 2017 there has been rumors that this project will not push through due to some constraints but they are yet to be verified. It’s better to read from the official news.
Cebu Port Terminal 3 – Terminal 1 was inaugurated last year by Transportation and Communication Secretary Antonio Abaya. The terminal also cost CPA some P50 million. Terminal 2, just like Terminal 1, boasts of modern facilities, said Tan. Terminal 2 will cater to all fast-craft shipping companies. Currently, there are eight fast-craft companies berthing in different piers. “The Terminal 3 will solve it. If a passenger will hire a taxi to take a fast-craft, the driver already knows where to drop him,” said CPA General Manager Edmund Tan