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    Southeast Asia: Rising costs force ASEAN nations to redefine Belt & Road projects


    Ballooning costs and imprecise contract terms have led to significant changes to major projects and in some cases to renegotiation of terms. Toma Bačić  investigates schemes in three ASEAN countries.

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Manila commuter railway E&M contract


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hitachi Rail a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including track and ETCS Level 2 for a section of the North South Commuter Railway project. The ¥114bn contract CP04 announced on November 17 is being funded by ...

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    Metro Report International

    More Metro Manila Subway civils contracts let


    PHILIPPINES: The national government has signed civil works contracts for the second four-station section of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway.

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    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction the lots 4, 5 and 6 contracts for the South Commuter Railway project to build a 56 km electrified double-track line running south from Solis station in Manila to Calamba with 18 stations. The three ...

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    President Marcos commits to rail investment


    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

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    Manila South Commuter Railway financing packages approved


    PHILIPPINES: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$4·3bn loan package to finance construction of the South Commuter Railway between Manila and Calamba. Future services will offer a journey time of around half the 2½ h taken by road. The US$1·75bn first tranche is to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manila commuter trains ordered


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

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    Southeast Asia: Philippines’ slow revival gathers pace


    Development of the North-South Commuter Railway in Manila has lent fresh momentum to plans for rail and metro projects both in Luzon and elsewhere in the Philippines. David Carmona investigates.

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    Metro Report International

    Metro Manila Subway rail systems contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: MRT9 Metro Manila Subway lead contractor Mitsubishi Corp has awarded subcontracts to supply railway and telecoms systems worth approximately €1bn to a consortium of Colas Rail, Thales and Egis. Consortium lead Colas Rail’s share is worth €760m and covers the design and construction of a ...

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    NSAR to support Philippines rail training academy


    INTERNATIONAL: The Philippines and UK governments have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in rail. Under the MoU, which covers training and skills development, the UK’s National Skills Academy for Rail will work directly with the Philippine Railway Institute.

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    Metro Report International

    JICA agrees ¥253bn Metro Manila Subway loan


    PHILIPPINES: The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted a ¥253·3bn loan to the national government to fund further construction of the initial phase of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway, the first fully underground heavy metro line in the Philippines.

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    Chinese awarded PNR Bicol construction contract


    PHILIPPINES: A consortium of Chinese companies has been awarded a 142bn pesos contract to build the first 380 km of the so-called PNR Bicol line, replacing Philippines National Railway’s moribund Main Line South.

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    Metro Report International

    IDOM awarded Manila MRT-4 design contract


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Spanish consultancy IDOM a 1·4bn pesos contract for detailed design of the MRT Line 4 light rail corridor in the Manila area. The planned 15·6 km line will run from Quezon City to Taytay, with 11 stations serving the ...

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    Project management contract awarded for first phase of Mindanao railway


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao. An initial 102 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Line 2 East metro extension opens in Manila


    PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte visited the newly completed Masinag station on July 1 to inaugurate a 4·2 km extension of LRT Line 2 from Santolan. Revenue services will begin on July 5, from when there will be two weeks of free travel.

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    Philippines: Commuter corridor leads rail revival


    Civil works are getting underway on the Malolos – Clark section of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway, a flagship scheme for the government’s Build, Build, Build initiative that is expected to herald a wider programme of rail investment across the archipelago.

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    Metro Report International

    Bank to support public transport modernisation projects in the Philippines


    PHILIPPINES: Land Bank of the Philippines is to provide the Department of Transportation with technical assistance, financing and other support for six public transport modernisation projects. The agreements signed on October 12 cover the appraisal of Manila’s North–South Commuter Railway Extension, a resettlement action plan entitlements ...

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    Malolos – Clark Railway civil works contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: Construction of the Malolos – Clark Railway Project is expected to ramp up rapidly, following the signing of a further three civil works contracts worth more than US$1·7bn. The Department of Transportation has now awarded five civil works contracts totalling $2·5bn for the project to build ...

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    Makati Subway construction contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Makati City Subway subsidiary of Philippine Infradev Holdings has awarded China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Co the engineering, procurement and construction contract for a planned metro line in Makati, southeast of central Manila. The underground line would be 11 km long with 10 stations. Ridership ...

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    Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed


    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August 1. Phase 2 will run northwest from Manila’s northern suburb of Malolos to the Clark economic ...