TACLOBAN CITY – Replacing the bolts caused another delay in the much-anticipated San Juanico Bridge aesthetic lighting project, according to a joint statement from the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Public Works and Highways.
After a series of dry trials, the £ 80million project remains to be enjoyed by the public as, in January, DPWH informed the provincial government of Samar and Amigo Entertainment Technologies Inc. that they had been advised by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. the need to replace bolts according to Japanese standards.
He cited the need to replace the bolts on the 50-year-old bridge to maintain its strength.
“We call on everyone to understand that it is better to err on the side of caution, for the safety of our commuters and the public crossing the bridge,” said a statement.
The longest bridge in the country connects the islands of Leyte and Samar.
In 2017, the Tourism and Business Infrastructure Zone Authority (TIEZA) acceded to the request of the Samar provincial government and DOT8 to fund the project.
In March 2019, the project was awarded to Amigo Entertainment Technologies Inc., which they say is now 95% complete, including installing wiring and cables and manufacturing LED lights.
The replacement of the bolts and arches of the bridge is expected to be completed in December 2021.
Amigo is also expected to complete the remaining 5 percent of the project by then.
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