President Marcos officially opened the longest bridge ever built in the Philippines on Monday (July 2).
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Background: President Marcos officially opened the longest bridge ever built in the Philippines on Monday (July 2). The one and a quarter mile (2 kilometre) structure has been named after the President. It is also one of the longest in the world, and spans the two central Philippines islands of Samar and Leyte.
It cost more than GBP 2.3 million ($US 6 million). The project is part of a nation-wide road and bridge building programme, which is being financed by Japan.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, President Marcos said the Philippines had always dreamed of unity. The bridge was helping make that cream a reality. He said more roads and bridges would be built you tie the republic of scattered islands even closer together.