Slater Young shares interesting trivia about the 8.9-km CCLEX (Cebu Cordova Link Expressway), which is soon to become the Philippine’s longest bridge when it’s opened to the public this month.
Slater Young Shares Interesting Trivia
The Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Big Winner in 2012, Slater Young has a strong following of fans who also love his YouTube channel that shares interesting facts and trivia about things that aren’t just for entertainment.
The young star vlogs about topics in construction, design, and engineering.
Slater Young’s Trivia about the CCLEX
Although Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar claimed that the project was made possible by the current administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program, Slater debunks that in his video.
The project was proposed in 2014 (some 2 years before Duterte was elected as president).
The joint agreement was created between the Cebu City and Cordova LGUs (local government units) some 3 years before the Duterte administration launched the “Build, Build, Build” program in April 2017.
There’s also a widespread public misconception that the project was built by the government. Some people were even concerned about the bridge’s stability, especially knowing that many government projects are sadly laden with corruption.
But according to Young, the project isn’t a government-built project. It’s a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) that’s officially owned by the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation.
And it seems that people worried about passing on this bridge might not have anything to worry about, with the private company supposedly claiming that it’s going to last 100 years. Wow.
Watch the video here and learn more about this bridge:
Longest Bridge in the Philippines
The San Juanico Bridge connecting the islands of Samar and Leyte spans 2.16 km and has long been the longest bridge in the Philippines.
But the CCLEX will soon dethrone this majestic bridge because it is 8.9 km long.