Apolinario Mabini Super Highway (formerly known as Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway)
Project Grantor - Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Toll Regulatory Board (TRB)
Project Grantee - STAR Infrastructure Development Corp. (SIDC)
Project Operator - STAR Tollway Corp. (STC)
30 years - January 01, 2000 to December 31, 2029
A 2X2 lane divided expressway from Sto. Tomas Batangas to Batangas City. Approximately 41.90kms
|Stage 1:||Sto. Tomas - Lipa City||22.16kms|
|Stage 2:||Lipa City - Batangas City||19.74kms|
Additional two (2) lanes from Lipa City to Batangas City, Northbound (Stage 2, Phase 2) 19.74kms
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines has determined that the expeditious construction and operation of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Project is essential to the economic development of the South Luzon Area (CALABARZON). Through its line agency, the Department of Public Works and Highways, Toll Regulatory Board, the government entered into Toll Concession Agreement with STAR Infrastructure Development Authority (SIDC). This Agreement which was signed on June 18, 1998 at Makati City in effect converts the STAR Project into a Toll Expressway.
The consortium formed under the name of STAR Infrastructure Development Corporation (SIDC) won bidding for the STAR Project. As a Concessionaire, the SIDC will develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain the project under the Build-Transfer-Operate (BOT) Scheme pursuant to R.A. 6957 as amended by R.A. 7718 (The Build-Operate-Transfer Law of B.O.T. Law). A Notice to Proceed was issued to the consortium in March 7, 2000.