CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, has won a $182 million contract to construct a major Philippines expressway.
The company was selected by MPCALA Holdings Inc. to construct the Cavite Laguna Expressway project.
Leighton Asia, which is part of CIMIC Group construction company CPB Contractors is scheduled to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018 and to be completed by 2020.
Works include the construction of a 28 km, four-lane expressway, including bridges, interchanges, toll plazas and ancillary facilities.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said they are committed to delivering high quality transport infrastructure solutions, and safer and more efficient traffic networks that support regional economies.
“We are pleased to contribute our major project experience and civil engineering capability to sustainably accommodate the future growth of the Cavite and Laguna regions,” said Mr Wright.
CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia Managing Director Juan Santamaria said their team’s international expertise and local experience are delivering next generation infrastructure and enhanced transport networks across the Philippines.
“We will continue to work with the client to achieve innovative and cost-effective solutions for this project,” Mr Santamaria.
The expressway is expected to reduce travel times by approximately 45 minutes.