Remaining Metro Manila Subway deals to be awarded in early 2024
MANILA -The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is targeting to award the last three contract packages of the 33-kilometer Metro Manila Subway, a crucial infrastructure project meant to address the public’s transportation woes, by the first quarter of next year.
Timothy John Batan, transport undersecretary for planning and project development, told reporters last week that bid submissions for contract packages (CP) 105, 108 and 109 have been set for Nov. 6.
Each contract was estimated to cost P10 billion to P15 billion, he said.
CP 105 includes the construction of Kalayaan Avenue and Bonifacio Global City stations. CP 108 is for the Lawton and Senate-DepEd stations, while CP 109 covers Terminal 3 Station. The Metro Manila Subway, designed to have 17 stations, will connect Valenzuela City to Pasay City. It is expected to service over 519,000 passengers daily.
The subway is seen to reduce travel time between Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport to just 35 minutes from one hour and 10 minutes at present.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in April for Quezon Avenue and East Avenue stations, which are part of CP 102. It was awarded to the joint venture of DM Consunji Inc. and Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. in October last year.
In February, the DOTr broke ground for CP 103, which was bagged by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd. The contract includes the construction of Anonas and Camp Aguinaldo stations.
The groundbreaking ceremony for CP 104, or the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations, was held in October last year. This was awarded to Megawide Construction Corp., Tokyu Construction Co., Ltd. and Tobishima Corp. in May 2022. INQ