Leighton Asia has secured a contract worth approximately A$140m ($102.3m) from NLEX Corporation to construct the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbour Link Segment 10 – R10 Exit Ramp tollway project in the Philippines.

Leighton Asia is part of CIMIC Group construction company CPB Contractors.

Advanced works have commenced and the project is slated to be completed by next year.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “Leighton Asia has been involved in the ongoing development of the NLEX infrastructure project since the first phase of construction in 1998.

“Work related to various ramps, roadworks, electrical and mechanical works, and landscaping is also included in the contract.”

“The award of this further work reflects our productive and enduring relationship with both Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and its subsidiary, NLEX Corporation, and is a testament to the high-quality transport infrastructure solutions we provide.”

The contract includes a 2.6km elevated dual tollway to connect to the existing NLEX Segment 10 Road to the R10 Road in addition to providing a continuation of Harbour Link.

Work related to various ramps, roadworks, electrical and mechanical works, and landscaping is also included in the contract. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia managing director Juan Santamaria said: “We are pleased to continue to deliver critical infrastructure developments in the Philippines, bringing a collaborative approach with our clients to achieve innovative and cost-efficient project solutions.”

The Philippines business of Leighton Asia is also collaborating with MPTC subsidiary MPCALA to build the 28km four-lane Cavite Laguna Expressway.

With more than 50,000 people in 20 countries, CIMIC Group is an infrastructure, mining, services and public-private partnership conglomerate.