A plan to connect the main island of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao with bridges is now being studied by the Duterte administration.

A very promising gigantic project that will push for the development of entire Philippine archipelago, budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Monday.

Diokno said, “We are looking into the possibility of linking Luzon to Mindanao – [where] you can drive by car.”

He said that government plans to allocate up to P9 trillion in the next six years to build new roads, bridges, and transport terminals in a construction spree that is required to create no less than one million jobs for the Filipinos.

Aside from construction, the new jobs will be generated in the tourism and manufacturing sectors, he added.

A 32-hour long drive from Manila to Davao City is possible.

A possible 32-hour long drive from Manila to Davao City.

Bridge Link Connectors

Matnog to San Isidro
Matnog to San Isidro
The famous San Juanico Bridge
San Ricardo to Surigao

Higher open spending and strong utilization, combined with expanded ventures once outside proprietorship limitations are lifted could drive economic development to 10 percent. Diokno added. – JCE.