“Railway modernization entails improving infrastructure and shifting services towards better customer-orientation. Our projects for LRT-2 will make fast, affordable, and convenient transportation accessible to residents of the densely-populated parts of Rizal, such as Antipolo and Cainta,” said DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya.
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 until 2:00 pm today 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.