Gov’t speeds up infra projects for commuters Private sector counterparts ensure use of quality build


  • DPWH announces the opening of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

  • Republic Cement provides safe, durable, and greener cement used in the construction of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

  • Completion of the project is expected to ease traffic woes providing a direct link from Port of Manila to northern provinces of Luzon through NLEX


TAGUIG CITY – In light of the recent announcement of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on the opening of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, private sector counterparts emphasize the importance of using safe and quality building materials that will optimize the productivity of said roads and infrastructure.


Republic Cement, a known leader in building materials and quality construction solutions, has provided quality materials for the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 project. The project employed the use of Type 1 high-quality Portland cement known for its high-early strength and optimum durability, making it ideal for high-rise structures, roads, bridges, and railways. A portion of the alignment also made use of Republic Type 2 cement for areas that required sulfate-resistant cement.


“We believe that there is a right product for every type of application. Using the latest innovations in construction solutions and green manufacturing practices, we have designed our products to help ensure safer, stronger structures, while reducing environmental impact,” said Republic Cement CEO Nabil Francis.


NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is a 5.65- kilometer elevated expressway traversing the NLEX from McArthur Highway Karuhatan in Valenzuela City, passing through Malabon City and C3 Road, Caloocan City and the 2.6-km section between C3 Road, Caloocan City, and Radial Road 10 in Navotas City.


“Once completed, this project will help decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing access to NLEX without passing through EDSA or Balintawak Toll Plaza,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar in a statement.


DPWH also noted its efforts to finish the project in time for the Christmas holidays to help ease the traffic woes in the area.


The first section of the road is currently being constructed by Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited at 83% completion, while the construction progress of the second section stands at 5%.


The project is expected to boost the country’s transport and logistics industry as cargo trucks originating from Port of Manila will have direct access to the northern provinces of Luzon through the NLEX. DPWH estimated an average of 30,000 vehicles to benefit from the said road.


NLEX Corporation, formerly the Manila North Tollways Corporation, is the private concessionaire of the North Luzon Expressway.