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THE SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC EXPRESSWAY


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     Started on April 5, 2005, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is the country’s longest expressway at 93.77 kilometers. Commercial operations started on April 28, 2008, with the opening of the Subic-Clark Segment and Zone A of the portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of Zones B and C of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment on July 25, 2008 signaled the full operations of the SCTEX.

     The SCTEX seeks to transform the Central Luzon region into a world-class logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region through the integration of economic activities in the Subic Bay Freeport, the Clark Freeport Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac and by linking major infrastructures such as the Seaport in Subic and the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark. Any queries? 

Project Description
     The 93.77-kilometer, four-lane expressway is divided into two major segments:
1.      Package 1: Subic-Clark Segment – 50.5 kilometers (Contractor: Kajima-Obayashi-JFE Engineering-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Inc. Joint Venture)
2.      Package 2: Clark-Tarlac segment – 43.27 kilometers (Contractor: Hazama-Taisei-Nippon Steel Joint Venture)

Project Consultants

     Oriental Consultant-Katahira & Engineering International-Nippon Koei Co., LTD Joint Venture

Major Components

Following are the components of the SCTEX: a) 12 Interchanges : Subic-Tipo Interchange, Dinalupihan Interchange, Floridablanca Interchange , Porac Interchange, Clark South Interchange, Mabalacat Interchange, Clark North Interchange, Dolores Interchange, Concepcion Interchange, San Miguel/Luisita Interchange, Tarlac City Interchange; and Spur NLEX Intechange; b) 4 Major Bridges; c) 30 Minor Bridges; d) 10 overpasses; e) 54 Underpasses; f) 360 Drainage Culverts;  g) 14 toll plazas; h) traffic control systems; i) assistance centers; and, j)the Toll Operations Center Building (TOCB) located in Dolores Toll Plaza.


Operations and Maintenance
T
he SCTEX business and operating agreement between the BCDA and the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), and its holdings companies Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), was signed July 25, 2011.  Under the business and operating agreement, MNTC will operate and manage SCTEX for 33 years, while relieving BCDA of the heavy financial burden of paying the P34-billion debt to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). By virtue of the Agreement, the SCTEX can be considered as having been built at no cost to Government.


Safety Features

BCDA, in coordination with the ISP, details the following safety features to ensure that travel within the SCTEX is on-time, safe and comfortable. Among these: a) 24/7 mobile patrol with eight relay stations; b) speed tracking radars; c) traffic management teams; d) night driving features—reflectorized traffic cones, New Jersey barriers, road signs, lane closure signs; e) 24/7 emergency medical services from Aeromed Ambulance Transport, Inc., and e) towing services by the Automobile Association of the Philippines.

Funding

Total cost of the SCTEX is Php34.907 billion. Seventy-eight percent of the cost were funded by way of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-with an interest rate of 0.95% per annum; 22 percent represents the BCDA counterpart.

Beneficiaries

SCTEX has generated more than 3,400 jobs—not limited to site workers, heavy equipment operators, engineers, SCTEx-Program Management Office staff and other construction-related professions.


Toll Fees
Last September 16, 2011, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) published the new toll rates,
taking into account a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) order to impose the 12% value-added tax (VAT) on toll prices. The new vat-inclusive rates will be in effect on October 1, 2011 at 12:01 am. According to the new matrix, Class 1 vehicles (jeepneys, pick-ups, vans, cars) at the SCTEX will be charged P4-272 up from P4-243; Class 2, P8-543 from P8-485; and Class 3, P13-815 from P12-728.  Read Story


Last December 17, 2010, a toll fee adjustment of Php 2.67 per kilometer  for Class A vehicles was implemented January 1, 2011According to the new adjusted rates, a maximum toll fee of Php 243.00 will be charged for motorists with Class A vehicles that will travel the full length of the SCTEX, from Subic-Tipo to Tarlac City.  The imposition of the 12 percent VAT will bring the maximum toll fees for Class 1 vehicles to Php272.00 by October 1, 2011. 

The former toll rate of P2.00 per kilometer or the maximum toll fee of P181.00 was implemented  only until end-2010.


SCTEX Emergency Nos: 
0920-96-SCTEX (0920-9672839) / (045) 8652030

SCTEX Hotlines:
(02) 362-2246 / (02) 362-9997 Any queries?


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