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Partial operations of Mindanao rail to start within Q2
« on: January 13, 2020, 12:25:19 PM »
Partial operations of Mindanao rail to start within Q2
January 13, 2020 | 12:11 am   
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https://www.bworldonline.com/partial-operations-of-mindanao-rail-to-start-within-q2/

THE Mindanao Railway Project’s Tagum-Davao segment has been set an operational target date of the second quarter, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

“Partial operations are targeted by the second quarter of 2020 for the Tagum-Davao line,” the DoTr said in its annual report obtained by BusinessWorld last week.

Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade confirmed this in a chance interview on Jan. 8.

“Pero marami pa tayong problema d’yan. Siyempre maraming ayaw dumaan ‘yung tren sa bahay nila (there are still many problems with the system, including many people who do not want the train near their homes),” he said.

Asked about the status of the right-of-way acquisition for the project, he said: “Hindi ko masabi ‘yung extent pero inaasikaso na ngayon ‘yan (I can’t give an estimate but we are working on it).”

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