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LRMC says LRT-1 Cavite Extension 60% finished

LRMC says LRT-1 Cavite Extension 60% finished

THE Cavite extension project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is now 60% complete, its private operator Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) said. “The current progress for the Cavite extension is that it has reached about 60% completion,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Juan F. Alfonso said at a recent press briefing... continue reading

CCLEX update: Cebu City, Cordova sides now connected to bridge

CCLEX update: Cebu City, Cordova sides now connected to bridge

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu Cordova Expressway (CCLEX) has marked another milestone as the Cordova town and Cebu City sides of the expressway have been connected to the main bridge on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The CCLEX Corporation (CCLEC) announced on Wednesday that the connection of the two sides include the installation of earthquake proof pillars.... continue reading

Gov’t urged to pursue more PPP projects amid growing fiscal burden

Gov’t urged to pursue more PPP projects amid growing fiscal burden

THE PHILIPPINE government should consider more public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects as it faces increasing fiscal constraints due to the pandemic, experts said. Experts from international organizations, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) acknowledged that well-designed PPPs can accelerate the country’s “Build, Build, Build” program. “The... continue reading

Infrastructure spending exceeds first-half target

Infrastructure spending exceeds first-half target

LOOSER quarantine restrictions that allowed construction activities to resume helped the government surpass its infrastructure spending target by nearly 2% in the first half of the year. Data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed infrastructure and other capital outlays reached P426.6 billion between January and June, exceeding its P420-billion goal by 1.7%.... continue reading

MPTC projects to open in next few months

MPTC projects to open in next few months

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is set to complete in the coming months vital infrastructure projects that are expected to help spur the country’s economic recovery. MPTC president and CEO Rodrigo Franco said a subsection of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) spanning 7.2 kilometers linking Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange would... continue reading

3 construction projects in Cebu City get safety seals from DOLE

3 construction projects in Cebu City get safety seals from DOLE

CEBU CITY – Three construction projects in this city have received their safety seal certificates from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE-7 Director Salome Siaton on Thursday said she personally awarded the certificates on Wednesday at the MDC Solinea Tower Project, Cebu Business Park (CBP), which is home to the city’s residential and... continue reading

No more PITX terminal fees for buses

No more PITX terminal fees for buses

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Monday, all provincial and city buses no longer have to pay a terminal fee at Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced on Saturday. “It’s important to me that our transport workers are vaccinated, since they travel to different places and they encounter different people every day,” Tugade... continue reading

Metro Pacific proposed toll structure approved for CALAX Subsection 5

Metro Pacific proposed toll structure approved for CALAX Subsection 5

THE TOLL Regulatory Board (TRB) has issued a notice approving the fee structure for Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Subsection 5, from Silang East Interchange to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange, which is due to open this quarter. TRB Executive Director Alvin A. Carullo issued the notice on July 13. A copy of the notice has been posted on... continue reading

MRT-7 now over 60 percent complete—Tugade

MRT-7 now over 60 percent complete—Tugade

Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7), which will connect Quezon City to Bulacan, is in “full swing” despite the persisting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Tugade, the 22-kilometer rail line which will carry train riders from North Avenue in Quezon City all the way... continue reading

DOTR: LRT Line 1 Cavite extension project hit 57% construction progress as of June 30

DOTR: LRT Line 1 Cavite extension project hit 57% construction progress as of June 30

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday the P65-billion LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project is more than halfway to completion. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the project already had a 57-percent overall progress rate as of June 30. Upon completion, the project will reduce travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor, Cavite from one hour and 10 minutes... continue reading