The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has committed to support the development of the second Samar-Leyte bridge in the Philippines. The bridge project is still in the concept stages and is yet to undergo a full feasibility study, although a pre-feasibility study has been completed by JICA and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
According to plans, the 1.24-km-long bridge will connect Babatngon to Sta. Rita. The second bridge will be key in reducing the traffic load on the existing 2.16-km-long San Juanico Bridge between Tacloban City and Santa Rita. According to estimates, the second San Juanico Bridge will be able to accommodate 9,100 vehicles per day.