MANILA, Philippines – A legislator has proposed the construction of an undersea tunnel that will connect to major cities in the province of Cebu.
Cebu City 1st District Rep. Rachel Marguerite del Mar said the tunnel will link Cebu City to Lapu-Lapu City and ease traffic congestion, which has been a result of the expansion of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
"This project may appear ambitious but this is the solution to the traffic situation in the city," Del Mar said in a statement.
Del Mar recently filed House Bill 192, which provides for the construction of the additional access routes and appropriating funds for the infrastructure project.
"Because of this, necessary complementary infrastructure facilities must be in place and in top shape. And any infrastructure strategy must consider the expanded and accelerated economic growth of the area," she said.
"The traffic movement across the existing Mandaue City to Lapu-Lapu City roads and bridges shall exceed its accommodation capacity in the coming days," the neophyte lawmaker added. - By Dennis Carcamo (Philstar News Service, www.philstar.com)