Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) has discussed with the government the possibility of building a road link that would connect Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and Manila North Harbor through an underwater tunnel expressway or a bridge.

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Pangilinan told reporters in a media interview that “We’ve proposed to the government very informally. It’s only an idea on my part. We ought to contemplate the best approach to connect the Harbor because doon lalapag yung tollways namin (that is the place our tollways will pass through). Before it switches to the east towards PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines).”

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Pangilinan said his firm will study how “people can travel from north to south without having to enter the city, unless you wanted to.”

“My group is thinking and studying the viability, technical feasibility, especially the cost of building such road.” There are two alternatives, either you’ll go underwater or you go above the water,” Pangilinan added. - Carl E.

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