The Department of Public Works and Highways said it expects the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board to approve “very soon” the P22.4-billion Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway.
“Were looking to expedite the CTBEx with the NEDA. In fact, I’m talking with NEDA Sec [Karl] Chua to fast track all the necessary informations. So, nakatutuk kami dyan,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
“We hope very soon. We would like to expand the road network in the south,” he added.
After the NEDA board approval, the CTBex will undergo Swiss Challenge.
CTBEX is a 50.4-kilometer expressway that will connect Cavite and Batangas, with a spur road to Tagaytay City and ultimately terminating in Nasugbu and another spur road to Tuy, Batangas.
CTBEX would decongest about 23,000 vehicles daily from the current thoroughfares.
The project will start at Silang East Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. The alignment will traverse the towns of Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso and Tagaytay in Cavite and Nasugbu in Batangas.