Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced that four groups are vying for a contract to operate and maintain the Light Rail Transit lines 2 (LRT-2). It will be awarded by the Department of Transportation and Communications and the bidding of its operations and maintenance (O&M) component is now well under way.
The construction of a 3.9-kilometer elevated guideway for the LRT-2 East Extension from the railway’s current end-station in Santolan in Pasig City to Masinag in Cainta, Rizal will be undertaken by D.M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI), which bagged the contract with a winning bid of P 2.27 Billion.
DMCI will have a period of 18 months to complete the civil works for the elevated guideway or viaduct.
Meanwhile, the DOTC and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will also accept qualification documents of prospective bidders for the line’s O&M component under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.
The project will give the winning concessionaire a 10- to 15-year right to operate and maintain the existing 13.8-kilometer line which traverses the cities of Manila, San Juan, Quezon City, Marikina, and Pasig, as well as the 4.2-kilometer extension to Masinag, and any future extensions of the rail system.
Interested groups which have purchased invitation documents for the project’s pre-qualification stage include DMCI, San Miguel Corporation, GT Capital Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, France’s RATP Development, and Spain’s Globalvia.