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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2019, 02:38:38 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/videos/2398409617083638/

Today, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, will sign the contract for Package 3 of PNR Clark Phase 1 with J-Trec & SC JV, as represented by Corporate Officer and General Manager of Sumitomo Corporation's Social Infrastructure Business Division, Hiroshi Karashima.

Contract Package 3 of the 37.6-kilometer mass transit project pertains to the manufacture and delivery of rolling stock.

The contract signing will be witnessed by DOTr Usec. for Railways Timothy John Batan, Usec. for Legal Affairs Reinier Paul Yebra, Usec. for Finance Garry de Guzman, Asec. for Procurement Giovanni Lopez, Atty. Celeste Lauta as the representative of Philippine National Railways (PNR) General Manager Junn Magno, Japan Transport Engineering Company President Takao Nishiyama, and Sumitomo Corporation of the Philippines President Seiji Takano.

Contract Package 1, which was signed on 20 May 2019 and is now on full swing, covers the construction of six stations (Solis, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue) and a depot. Contract Package 2, signed on 23 January 2019 and is on full-blast construction as well, consists of the construction of three stations (Balagtas, Guiguinto, Malolos).

Once PNR Clark Phase 1 is completed and fully operable by 2022, travel time from Manila to Bulacan will be reduced from one (1) hour and 30 minutes to just 35 minutes. A rail segment of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), PNR Clark Phase 1 is expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily.

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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2019, 09:06:14 AM »
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TUGADE ORDERS EXPEDITED DELIVERY OF TRAIN SETS FOR PNR CLARK PHASE 1

Train sets for the PNR Clark Phase 1 will be delivered ahead of the original schedule, following the contract signing for Package 3 of the rail project today, 16 July 2019.

A flagship project under the Duterte administration, PNR Clark Phase 1 is a 37.6-kilometer mass railway transportation that will connect Tutuban, Manila to Malolos, Bulacan. It forms part of the mega railway network, the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR).

Contract Package 3, which was formalized today, covers the acquisition of a rolling stock fleet with a total of thirteen (13) train sets, with eight ( 8 ) cars per train set, totaling to 104 vehicles. One (1) train set has a design capacity for 2,242 passengers, seated and standing.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the contract signing with the Joint Venture of Sumitomo Corporation and Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC), represented by Corporate Officer and General Manager of Sumitomo Corporation’s Social Infrastructure Business Division, Hiroshi Karashima.

Secretary Tugade announced that before the signing ceremony, an agreement was made between both parties to accelerate the delivery of train sets from the original schedule in the fourth quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of that year.

“Today, I talked to our partners and we have agreed to do a fast-track mechanism that the train sets shall be delivered no later than the third quarter of 2021. I promised our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that we will have partial operability, and today, we put the wish of our President into realization to give the Filipino people a comfortable life,” Secretary Tugade said.

Witnessing the contract signing were DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Reinier Paul Yebra, Undersecretary for Finance Garry de Guzman, Philippine National Railways (PNR) Chairman Roberto Lastimoso as representative of General Manager Junn Magno, Japan Transport Engineering Company President Takao Nishiyama, and Sumitomo Corporation of the Philippines President Seiji Takano.

The first package of the railway project involves the civil works of elevated structures, a depot in Valenzuela, and the construction of six (6) stations, namely, Solis, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, and Bocaue. The contract was signed on 20 May 2019 and has started full-blast construction.

The second package, signed on 23 January 2019 and has been on full-blast construction as well since 15 February 2019, consists of civil works of elevated structures, and the construction of the line’s last three (3) stations in Balagtas, Guiguinto, and Malolos.

Once fully operational, the PNR Clark Phase 1 will reduce travel time from Manila to Bulacan from one (1) hour and 30 minutes to just 35 minutes. The railway line is expected to accommodate over 300,000 passengers daily.

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Undersecretary Batan noted that with the procurement of train sets for PNR Clark Phase 1 underway, the country’s current total rolling stock fleet is poised to significantly expand.

“As we usher in the Golden Age of Infrastructure, the DOTr would have expanded our fleet from 221 in 2016 to more than 1,200 train cars, LRVs and coaches by 2022,” Undersecretary Batan said.

JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada commended the DOTr for its efficient approach in completing the project, and urged the Joint Venture of Sumitomo and J-TREC to accelerate the delivery of train sets.

“As your partners in development, we at JICA feel honored to be a part of these undertakings and commitments. I enjoin Sumitomo and J-TREC to keep pace with the government’s accelerated schedule in order for the DOTr to achieve its commitments to the people within the stint of this administration,” Chief Representative Wada said.

Other officials present during the event were Northrail Chairman Eduardo Quintos, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Maritime Lino Dabi, Department of Budget and Management – Procurement Service Director Ariel Cunanan, and Project Director of NS Tren General Consultant Jorge Muller.

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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2019, 09:04:25 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1423757507763381

Umulan man o umaraw, tuluy-tuloy ang FULL-BLAST CONSTRUCTION ng PNR Clark Phase 1 (Malolos-Tutuban) na bahagi ng North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project.

Makikita sa mga larawang ito ang konstruksyon para sa mga istasyon ng Balagtas, Guiguinto at Malolos, na nakapaloob sa Contract Package 2.

May habang 37.6 kilometro, ang PNR Clark Phase 1 ay ang railway system na magdurugtong sa Tutuban, Maynila at Malolos, Bulacan. Inaasahang magseserbisyo ito sa 300,000 pasahero kada araw.

Oras na matapos ang konstruksyon ng PNR Clark Phase 1 sa taong 2022, inaasahang mapabibilis nito ang biyahe sa Maynila patungong Bulacan sa 35 minuto mula sa kasalukuyang isang oras at 45 minuto.


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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2019, 03:19:23 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1430131507125981?__tn__=-R

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 (Malolos-Tutuban), which forms part of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project, is indeed going on full steam ahead!

Full-blast construction of its elevated structures and stations in Malolos, Guiguinto and Balagtas is ongoing with continuous works for clearing and grubbing in Guiguinto, and geotechnical investigation for confirmation in both Guiguinto and Malolos.

These photos were taken yesterday, 08 August 2019.

Once the PNR Clark Phase 1 is completed and fully operational by 2021, travel time from Manila to Bulacan will be reduced from two (2) hours to just 35 minutes. The rail line is expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily.

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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2019, 09:50:20 AM »
ADB support for PH initiatives at historic high, Finance chief says
By: Daxim L. Lucas - Reporter / @daxinq Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:48 AM August 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank’s support for the Philippine government’s infrastructure buildup program underscores the strong partnership between the multilateral lending agency and the Philippines, the head of the Duterte administration’s economic team said on Monday.

In a press statement, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III also lauded the ADB — under the leadership of its president, Takehiko Nakao — for exploring ways of forging closer coordination with the World Bank to better respond to the needs of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are accomplishing a lot because ADB is 100 percent behind us, especially with this assistance for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project and the secondary education support program,” the Finance chief told Nacho during a recent meeting. “It is proof that the institution is very supportive of our growth.”

In particular, Dominguez cited ADB’s $2.75-billion financing for the construction of a 53.1-kilometer passenger railway connecting Malolos in Bulacan to the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, which is the multilateral institution’s single largest infrastructure investment in any of its member countries.

Last July 11, Dominguez and ADB Vice President Ahmed Saeed also signed a $1.3-billion loan agreement representing the first tranche of the bank’s loan for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project.

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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2019, 02:24:42 PM »
ADB to lend $2.6B for PH rail project
By: Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 04:05 AM October 07, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is scheduled to green-light its second-biggest loan ever to its host-country the Philippines next year, this time for the massive railway project that will run between Manila and Laguna.

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. . . the Manila-based multilateral lender’s board was expected to approve a $2.61-billion loan for the 54.6-kilometer (km) South Commuter Railway Project by the third quarter of 2020.

This year, the ADB approved its largest loan to the Philippines—$2.75 billion for the 51.2-km Malolos-Clark Railway Project and the 1.9-km Blumentritt Extension of Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1.

Just like the Malolos-Clark Railway, the South Commuter Railway between Tutuban in Manila and Calamba, Laguna, will be co-financed by the ADB and the Japanese government’s aid arm Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), Roesner said.

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Last January, Jica already signed with the Philippine government a 167.2-billion yen official development assistance (ODA) loan for the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Extension Project, which expanded the scope of the ongoing NSCR Phase 1 between Manila and Malolos, Bulacan, to Clark International Airport up north and Calamba down south.

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According to the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority, the P344.6-billion Philippine National Railways South Commuter Line will involve construction of an electrified, double-track, standard-gauge, elevated rail system, which will start operations in 2023.



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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2019, 03:20:34 PM »
CONSTRUCTION WORK CONTINUES for PNR Clark Phase 1

https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1479653505507114?__tn__=-R

Full-blast construction of its elevated structures and stations in Malolos, Guiguinto and Balagtas is ongoing, along with continuous works for clearing and grubbing, and geotechnical investigation for confirmation in the three (3) stations, and construction of permanent bored pile in Balagtas and Guiguinto.

Further, the embankment area, preparation of pile cape concrete work and confirmation of borehore drilling for the Balagtas Station are also in the works, while the test pile construction works for the Malolos Station have already been completed on 28 August 2019.

Once the PNR Clark Phase 1 is completed and fully operational by 2021, travel time from Manila to Bulacan will be reduced from two (2) hours to just 35 minutes. The rail line is expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily.

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« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2019, 01:58:57 PM »
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Actual construction works at the Calumpit Main Site Yard of the PNR Clark Phase 1 (Manila-Bulacan)!

This facility located in Calumpit, Bulacan is a 14-hectare area that serves as the main production site for the precast segments of Contract Package 2 of the PNR Clark Phase 1. CP02 covers the construction works for three stations, namely, Balagtas, Guiginto, and Malolos.

This yard will include a batching plant for the supply of concrete to expedite precast segment production and other fabrication requirements.

Ongoing works at the yard include backfilling, which is now at 98% progress rate, piling which is targeted to be completed by mid-November, and the foundation works for the establishment of the Engineer's Office and Site Laboratory.

Furthermore, various specialized equipment such as the Tower Crane and Gantry Crane are expected to arrive soon to complement the ongoing site development work.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered work to be done 24/7 to accelerate completion of the project, and has mandated the consultants to provide a daily progress report.

Once PNR Clark Phase 1 is fully operational, the 37.6-kilometer mass railway system will reduce travel time between Manila and Bulacan from one (1) hour and 30 minutes to just 35 minutes. This rail line is expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily.

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« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2019, 10:49:21 PM »
FIVE FOREIGN COMPANIES AND ONE LOCAL COMPANY VIE TO BUILD PNR CLARK 2 SEGMENT TO CLARK AIRPORT, DEPOT

The massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project continues to draw a significant number of proposals from here and abroad, as Contract Packages 4 and 5 of the PNR Clark Phase 2 attracted one local and five international companies.

Bid submission was held Monday, 14 October 2019, at the office of the Procurement Service - Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM).

Following the record turnout of 11 international and local bidders for Contract Packages 1-3 in August, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways TJ Batan and PNR General Manager Junn Magno noted that the sustained interest of proponents in the NSCR Project, as manifested in the level of participation for Contract Packages 4 and 5, is continuing proof of the international infrastructure industry’s trust in the Duterte Administration’s Build Build Build Program.

Jointly implemented by the DOTr and PNR, and procured through the PS-DBM, “the turnout of bidders for Packages 1-5 of PNR Clark Phase 2 is proof that competition and value for taxpayers' money are enhanced with a bidding process that is transparent, fair, and corruption-free,” Batan said.

“The vibrant turnout of proponents yet again for Contract Packages 4 and 5 reflects the solid support and trust of the international infrastructure industry in the Duterte administration. With a robust competition, we also raise the standard of quality of our infrastructures that shall, in the end, best serve the Filipino people,” Magno added.

The NSCR Project – a mega railway network spanning 148 kilometers with 37 stations – is worth PhP777.55 billion. It is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It notably remains to be both the ADB’s fastest rail project implementation and recipient of its largest financing — further proof of the trust that the international development finance community has extended to President Rodrigo Duterte's promise of delivering the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure.

PNR Clark Phase 2 is a 53-kilometer segment from Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga, which forms part of the NSCR. This rail line will feature the country’s first airport express railway service.

Contract Package 4 consists of 8 kilometers and includes Clark International Airport Station. Contract Package 5, meanwhile, consists of the NSCR’s Clark Depot.

Companies that participated in the bidding are Acciona (Spain), EEI (Philippines), GS Engineering & Construction (Korea), Posco Engineering & Construction (Korea), PT Waskita (Indonesia), and PT Wika (Indonesia).

PNR Clark Phase 2 is targeted for partial operations by 2022. This rail line will reduce travel time between Malolos, Bulacan and Clark International Airport to just 30-35 minutes; and from Buendia in Makati to Clark Airport from 2 hours via car to just 55 minutes through the airport express. It aims to serve 340,000 passengers daily in its opening year.

Before 2019 ends, more contract packages are scheduled for bid submission and publication. These include bid submission for PNR Calamba Package 1 (1 kilometer including Blumentritt Station) on 05 November 2019, and the start of bidding for the NSCR’s 304 Commuter Train Cars, 56 Airport Express Train Cars, and Electromechanical Systems within the last quarter of 2019.




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« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2019, 12:35:42 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2019, 12:17:10 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/jicaphilippines/posts/440892463248013

See photos of the construction activities of the JICA-assisted North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project. Once completed, the NSCR will ease commuting time from Malolos, Bulacan to Tutuban, Manila to 35 minutes from today’s 2-hour commute.

Photos courtesy of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.






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« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2019, 01:07:50 AM »
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Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his DOTr team winds up their Railways project ocular inspection with a site visit at the Calumpit construction site of the ongoing construction of the PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos).

PNR Clark Phase 1, the 38-km railway project which will connect Bulacan to Manila, will have a total of ten (10) stations, namely, Tutuban, Solis, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, and Malolos station, with a depot at a 14-hectare lot in Valenzuela City.