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Cebu SRP Tunnel (Images): The First Subway In The Philippines

April 22, 2014

CEBU SUBWAY is the first of its kind subway in the Philippines. It is also called the South Road Properties Tunnel that connects the SRP viaduct where the road leading to SM Seaside City and thru south road, while SM City Cebu upon north . It passes directly underneath the Plaza Independencia, where one of its kind innovations for a swift pace access to among the city’s busiest central business district.

It stretches in a 0.97 kilometers long access from the SRP (South Road Properties) going underneath the historical sites of Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro.

The construction of the Cebu Subway (also known as 3B-2 project) started last June 28, 2006. It was in 2008 where the construction of the Cebu Subway turned rapidly due to the 1.2 billion flushed budget from the government, which was acquired through a loan from the JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation).

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Cebu Subway Tunnel Inauguration

SRP TUNNEL was inaugurated last June 10, 2010 by former President Gloria Arroyo, together with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura, the officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Kajima Corporation. Then finally, the SRP SUBWAY was fully opened on August 2010.

 

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South Road Properties Tunnel connects the SRP viaduct where the road leading to SM Seaside City, Talisay City, Cebu City, and thru north leading to SM City Cebu then Mandaue City.

 

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With two tunnels in both directions, comprising in four lanes. It is one Cebu’s pride world-class standards of  infrastructures apart from the bridges where connecting the Mandaue-Mactan.

 

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As of March 19, 2014, Cebu City, Cebu -– Another proposed project that will push through as the third infrastructure linking the two islands, aside from the two other existing ones being the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. According to Cebu North District Rep. Raul Del Mar, hopefully it would be best an underwater subway,  mb.com.ph

Wow! How about when that happens? Surely it will provide the motorists a faster route and easy access — to and from Cebu City and Mactan; and it attracts more tourists and investors to our province as well.

 

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