MANILA – A public-private partnership (PPP) project that would extend the Philippines’ first overhead railway all the way to Dasmarinas, Cavite can be ready for bidding by mid-year.

PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board could approve the P64-billion Light Rail Transit Line 6 (LRT6) Project by June.

The LRT6 project, which involves the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new railway, takes off from the LRT1 Cavite Extension Project.

Light Rail Manila Consortium — a tandem of Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) — earlier won the bidding for the P64.9-billion LRT1 Cavite Extension PPP, which involves extending the railway from its existing endpoint at Baclaran, Paranaque City all the way to Bacoor, Cavite.

The LRT6 project in turn will be a 19-kilometer railway from Bacoor to Dasmariñas City, and would have seven stations at the following points: Niyog, Tirona, Imus, Daang Hari, Salitran, Congressional Avenue, and Governor’s Drive.

 13 April 2015
By Cassandra Lee