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Construction of LRT-1 Cavite extension set to start by mid-2018


Construction of LRT-1 Cavite extension set to start by mid-2018

According to Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the construction of P64-billion LRT-1 Cavite extension from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Bacoor is targeted to start in the middle of 2018.

In May 2017, LRMC and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) held LRT-1 Cavite extension’s groundbreaking ceremony.

“We want the actual construction to start by the middle of this year,” reportedly said LRMC president and CEO Juan Alfonso on the sidelines of a forum held in Makati City.

Furthermore, Alfonso stated that clearing the actual path for the construction and addressing right-of-way issues are taking more time. “We still have things that we’re trying to iron out in our right or way,” added him.

“It’s really clearing the path for actual construction, whether its residence or utility lines,” he mentioned.

LRMC and French engineering, procurement, construction contractor Bouyges Travaux Publics will be entering the detailed design phase of the project.

Said project is a government and private sector initiative to extend the mass rail system’s reach by adding eight stations straddling 11 kilometers through cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Bacoor.

The new stations will be Aseana, Manila International Airport, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, and Dr. Santos in Parañaque City; Las Piñas and Zapote in Las Piñas City, and Niog in Bacoor.

The extension, set to be completed in the last quarter of 2021, is expected to accommodate 410,000 passengers a day in its opening year.


Source: GMA Network



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