Leighton Asia wins Filipino highway contract worth over $200m

8 May 2014

Australian contractor Leighton has won a $200m contract to extend the North Luzon Expressway in the Philippines. 

This would involve the construction of 5.6km of elevated highway in northwest Metro Manila linking the MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City and C3 Road in Caloocan City.

It would also include the construction of the traffic management systems, the toll buildings and associated infrastructure. 

The highway link, is to be constructed over the land reserved for the existing Philippine National Railways (PNR) rail line. 

Leighton Asia has previously been awarded contracts for the North Luzon Expressway and other large scale infrastructure in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi.

Toll Barrier on the North Luzon Expressway (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Ian Edwards, Managing Director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore said "We are delighted to win yet another landmark project with MNTC (Manilla North Tollways Corporation). Repeating business with prestigious clients validates our reputation for consistently delivering quality projects." 

Construction will commence in May this year, with completion scheduled for May 2016.

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