Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian Inspects Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge with FFCCCII

On March 3, 2022, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian led an on-site inspection of the Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge, accompanied by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Robert Borje, as well as Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Henry Lim Bon Liong and other FFCCCII officers.

Designed as a basket-handle tied-arch bridge exhibiting a steel bowstring arch design, the Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge connects San Fernando Street in Binondo and Muella de la Industria in Barangay San Nicolas, to Solana Street and Riverside Drive in Intramuros. The Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge is part of the ₱3.6 billion infrastructure grant by China under the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation formalized after a state visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to China in May 2017.  

The bridge spans 70 meters long and 21.65 meters wide, providing four lanes for improved traffic efficiency estimated to peak at 30,000 vehicles every day. The FFCCCII, the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Association of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (FFCAP), and the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (PCCCII) jointly created the China-Philippines Friendship Park within the vicinity of the bridge. This park commemorates the collaboration and initiatives of various sectors of the Filipino Chinese community in overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This space will also be further improved to support various socio-economic needs and functions of the immediate neighborhoods.


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