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DOTC prioritizing 3 railway projects


The Department of Transportation and Communications is prioritizing railway projects for the next board session of the National Economic and Development Authority.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines to repay China loan for stalled railway

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said the Philippine government will comply with a Chinese demand for repayment of a $500 million loan for a stalled railway.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Marubeni to build $1B Philippine rail project

Commuters ride a makeshift trolley to traverse on a railway under the scorching summer heat. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

A group involving Marubeni Corp. has won a billion-dollar contract to expand the Philippine capital’s railway system, the Japanese firm’s local partner said Tuesday.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Metro Pacific, Ayala union to bid for LRT 1


The newly created alliance between the Metro Pacific and Ayala groups is looking to take part in 10 potential railway projects in Metro Manila, starting with the Light Railway Transit 1 extension project, which is included in the government’s public-private partnership pipeline for this year.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t eyes other financiers for Northrail project


The government may replace China as the main financier of the controversial Northrail project, which aims to link Metro Manila to provinces like Pampanga through a train system.

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Metro Pacific eyes P45B LRT 1 extension deal


Metro Pacific Investments Corp. has expressed an interest in the planned extension of the Light Railway Transit 1 from Baclaran to Cavite.

Posted: February 7th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

MRT maintenance deal with Sumitomo extended


The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has renewed for nine more months its maintenance contract with Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line on EDSA.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

LRT rehab project attracts six firms

Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1

Several foreign and local companies are vying for the contract to rehabilitate the 30-year-old Light Rail Transport (LRT) line 1, documents from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) showed.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DoTC has final say on MRT 3


The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is still the ultimate decision-maker on the operations and maintenance package for the EDSA Metro Rail Transit 3, with other members of the economic cluster just waiting on the sidelines for the agency’s recommendation.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Aquino to decide on MVP bid for MRT 3

Philippine Ratings Services Corp., a debt watcher, has upgraded the rating of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s debt.

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is set to make a recommendation to President Aquino on whether or not the government should hand over full rights over the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train line to the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.

Posted: November 11th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DoTC takes fresh look at MPIC plan for MRT


The expansion and improvement of services at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) may happen sooner than expected with the government’s renewed interest in a proposal by the Manuel V. Pangilinan group to take complete control of the system.

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

DPWH seeks help of BCDA on infra projects


The department of Public Works and Highways has asked the Bases Conversion and Development Authority to help it with the implementation of various infrastructure projects to help fast-track the process and complete more projects. BCDA Chairman Felicito Payumo said the agency’s participation in infrastructure projects would not necessarily involve monetary outlays. “[Public Works Secretary Rogelio] [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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