Nasugbu's Accessibility: A New Era of Connectivity with the Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway

July 9, 2024 by
Millennial Tita
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In a significant stride towards bolstering infrastructure and regional connectivity, the province of Batangas has paved the way for the construction of the Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway (NBEX), a PHP 44.77 billion project spearheaded by SMC Infrastructure. This ambitious 61-kilometer, four-lane toll road promises to revolutionize travel across Batangas, enhancing accessibility, reducing travel times, and fostering economic development.

A Boost to Infrastructure and Regional Development

Batangas has long been a critical hub for various industries and a vital partner for many corporations, including San Miguel Corporation (SMC). The recently signed 35-year concession agreement between the Batangas provincial government and SMC Infrastructure marks the beginning of a transformative project that will see the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of NBEX. The expressway is set to bridge the eastern and western parts of Batangas, significantly enhancing the province's infrastructure.

Enhancing Accessibility and Reducing Travel Time

One of the most anticipated benefits of NBEX is the drastic reduction in travel times. Currently, the journey from Nasugbu to Bauan can take up to 1.5 hours. With the completion of NBEX, this travel time is expected to be cut in half, making the trip just 45 minutes. Additionally, the usual five-hour drive to and from Manila will be reduced to just two hours, a game-changer for both commuters and businesses.

The expressway will start at Brgy. Kaylaway in Nasugbu and will run parallel to the Tagaytay-Nasugbu and Palico-Balayan highways, eventually connecting to the Cavite-Batangas Expressway (CBEX). This connectivity ensures seamless travel from Nasugbu to Tagaytay City and Silang, Cavite, further integrating Batangas into the broader Southern Tagalog region's road network.

Driving Economic Growth and Development

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas emphasized the project's potential to drive development across the province, particularly in the first district. "This project will drive a lot of development for our province and for our towns here in the first district. Above all, it can provide more help and services to our citizens. San Miguel is a true partner in development not only in Batangas but in the entire Philippines," said Mandanas.

By improving the transportation of people and goods, NBEX will lower the cost of business operations and stimulate higher economic activity. The expressway will make key municipalities such as Nasugbu, Balayan, Lemery, Bauan, and the City of Calaca more accessible, fostering growth and opportunities in these areas.

Project Phases and Timeline

The NBEX project is divided into four sections:

  1. Section 1: A 10.78-km segment from Brgy. Kaylaway to Brgy. Banilad in Nasugbu.
  2. Section 2: A 13.03-km stretch from Brgy. Banilad to Balayan town.
  3. Section 3: A 16.3-km segment from Balayan to Lemery.
  4. Section 4: A 20.79-km stretch from Lemery to Bauan.

The substantial completion of NBEX is projected within 48 months, including a 12-month period for the development of the detailed engineering design. Once completed, NBEX will stand as a testament to the potential of infrastructure projects to transform regions, enhancing connectivity and driving economic growth.

A Brighter Future for Nasugbu, Batangas, and Pocket Communities

The Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway heralds a new era of accessibility and development for Batangas. As the project progresses, residents and businesses alike can look forward to a more connected and economically vibrant future. With reduced travel times, improved infrastructure, and greater accessibility, Nasugbu and its neighboring towns are poised to become even more attractive destinations for investment, tourism, and living.

This infrastructure boom comes at a pivotal time for Nasugbu, especially with real estate developments such as Pocket Communities on the rise. Pocket Communities is set to redefine residential living with its innovative pocket neighborhood concept, offering a blend of luxury, convenience, and community spirit. Nestled within Nasugbu, these communities provide modern amenities, sustainable features, and budget-friendly options, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

With the NBEX making Nasugbu more accessible, investing in properties within Pocket Communities becomes even more appealing. The expressway will significantly reduce travel times to key business centers and recreational destinations, enhancing the overall living experience. Residents will benefit from easy access to urban conveniences while enjoying the tranquility of coastal living.

As the NBEX project unfolds, the future of Nasugbu looks promising. The synergy between enhanced infrastructure and visionary residential projects like Pocket Communities will create a thriving environment, attracting more investors and residents to this vibrant part of Batangas.

Millennial Tita July 9, 2024
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