In the recent figures published by National Statistics Office, Cavite was reported to be the densest province in the country, with over 4.2 million people residing in the area. According to authorities, most residents are migrants who favor living in Cavite because of the broad low-cost housing projects, business parks and the province’s close proximity to Metro Manila.
Because of the populace, Cavite has drawn advancements in education, industrialization, and infrastructure. Some of these developments include the construction of expressways that link Cavite to the National Capital Region (NCR), such as Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx). Just recently, news about another roadway in the area being considered by the government has emerged.
On May 10, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) acknowledged the proposed plan to construct a new expressway connecting Metro Manila to Tagaytay City, Cavite. The project, dubbed as Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CABATEx), is an unsolicited proposal from Metro Pacific Investment Corporation unit MPCALA Holdings.
According to DPWH, the project proponent is currently undertaking studies to support the feasibility of the proposal. The proposed plan is eyed to implement a better travel experience for motorists coursing their way through southern Metro Manila.The new
The new route, once approved, will have a stretch of approximately 46-kilometers. It will attach CAVITEx and CALAx at Silang, Cavite to Tagaytay City and will conclude at Nasugbu, Batangas.
Metro Pacific is the winning bidder behind CAVITEx and CALAx. Through Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the firm manages the 14-km CAVITEx, which connects Metro Manila to Kawit, Cavite. In 2015, the same contractor bagged the Public Private Partnership for the 44.6-km CALAx which starts in Kawit and will end in the South Luzon Expressway-Mamplasan interchange in Biñan, Laguna.