DOTr, SMC hold groundbreaking ceremony of SEMME project

SEMME project reduces travel time from Taguig to QC in 35 mins.

The Department of Transportation – Toll Regulatory Board DOTr-TRB), in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and the local government of Taguig, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the South East Metro Manila Expressway Project (SEMME) today.

The SEMME, the first phase of the Metro Manila C-6 Expressway Project, is a 34.024-km, six-lane, combined elevated and at-grade expressway with two-directional traffic flow. It will start in the south with a connection to the existing Skyway Stage 1 in FTI, Taguig City, and will end at Batasan Complex in Quezon City, which will be eventually connected to the North Luzon Expressway via Balagtas, Bulacan.

SEMME will not only decongest the traffic in Manila and Quezon City, but also provide direct access to South and Southeast part of the Metro, as well as to major and domestic airports. When completed, travel time from Bicutan to Batasan will be reduced to 35 minutes.

San Miguel Corporation—the project’s concessionaire, owns Skyway O&M Corporation, the company that assumed from PNCC Skyway Corporation (PSC) the responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Skyway System on 31 December 2007.

Meanwhile, Citra Intercity Tollways, Inc. (CITI), a unit of SMC, is the project concessionaire of the C6 Expressway. The Phase 1 Section of the project is targeted to be completed in 2020.