CALAX Commended with GREEN Awards by Santa Rosa LGU

MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), the builder and operator of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), was recently honored with the prestigious GREEN (Gearing towards Robust, Engaging, and Eco-friendly Nature) Award from its local government partner, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna.

The awarding ceremony took place at the City of Santa Rosa Multi-purpose complex last July, where MHI’s commendable contributions to sustainability and environmental stewardship were acknowledged by the LGU. The City of Santa Rosa recognized MHI as a true Sustainable Development Partner for its unwavering commitment to promoting eco-friendly practices and fostering a greener future.

The GREEN Awards is an annual event in the city that acknowledges the exceptional efforts and initiatives of a diverse range of partners and individuals, inspiring others to cultivate a community with a deep commitment to nature and environmental consciousness.

“This recognition serves as a testament to our dedication to not only providing a state-of-the-art expressway system but also to ensuring that it harmoniously coexists with the surrounding environment, positively impacting the communities it serves. The GREEN Award reflects the fruitful collaboration between MHI and Santa Rosa in nurturing a more sustainable and eco-conscious region, and it further motivates MHI to continue striving for excellence in all aspects of its operations,” said Mr. Raul L. Ignacio, President and General Manager of MHI.

MHI remains steadfast in its commitment to transform CALAX into a ‘green highway,’ a significant stride in highlighting the vital role of its parent company, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), in spearheading efforts to decarbonize the country’s transport sector. This bold initiative underscores MHI’s dedication to sustainability and aligns with MPTC’s vision of building a more environmentally conscious and eco-friendly transport infrastructure that will benefit both commuters and the planet alike.

CALAX is a 45-kilometer high-speed road network connecting the two provinces of Cavite and Laguna, targeting to serve around 45,000 motorists upon its completion. As of today, CALAX operates from Binan, Laguna up to the east of Silang, Cavite.

Its operational segments now seamlessly incorporate resource-saving and emission-reduction technologies while prioritizing road safety. Toll plazas, equipped with solar panels, are self-sustaining for their operations. MHI has taken further steps by introducing barrierless entry in CALAX, reducing vehicle emissions at toll plazas and ensuring faster throughput of vehicles. The toll road company is also actively establishing biodiverse areas and planting trees along CALAX to counter emissions. The creation of green spaces at key locations such as Mamplasan Entry/Exit, Santa Rosa Interchange, and Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Entry/Exit stands as a testament to MHI’s unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Aside from CALAX, MPTC also holds concession rights for Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.

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