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Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:22:48 PM »
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Monorail Project eyed to decongest traffic
LYKA AMETHYST H. CASAMAYOR
October 24, 2018

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1770829/Davao/Local-News/Monorail-Project-eyed-to-decongest-traffic

DAVAO City Councilor Jesus Joseph Zozobrado said that there is another solution for the worsening traffic congestion in Davao City aside from the High Priority Bus System (HPBS), and it is the Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project.

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The 13-kilometer rail project was a proposal from the Udenna Corporation under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.

Zozobrado said they were informed that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given the Udenna Corporation an Original Proponent Status (OPS) for the project.

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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 03:28:10 PM »
Udenna gets original proponent status for Davao monorail project
By Lorenz S. Marasigan -
October 16, 2018

https://businessmirror.com.ph/udenna-gets-original-proponent-status-for-davao-monorail-project/

UDENNA Corp., the holding company of businessman Dennis A. Uy, has received from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the original proponent status for its unsolicited proposal for the development of a monorail in Davao City. The proposal is now with the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) for review.

Transportation Undersecretary Ruben S. Reinoso Jr. said the Neda Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) is now reviewing the P30-billion proposal, which was submitted in March 2018.

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The monorail, called the Davao People Mover, will run for 13 kilometers long starting from MacArthur Highway to JP Laurel Avenue passing through the city’s central business district with 16 stations.

Udenna aims to start construction of the project by 2019, and should be fully operational after four years. The unsolicited offer carries a 35-year concession period.

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It added that the proposal is aligned with the results of the recently completed Davao City Infrastructure Development Plan and Capacity Building Project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), which recommended the construction of a Davao City Mass Transit Line in the immediate term up to 2022.

Jica’s recommendation involves the construction of a 15-kilometer mass-transit line that traverses “almost the same alignment as that of the proposed monorail.”

Udenna is studying extending the line toward Buhangin and all the way to the Davao International Airport.

Once approved, the proposal will undergo a Swiss Challenge, which essentially allows other groups to outbid the original proponent. In turn, the original proponent will have the right to match or to give a counteroffer to ultimately win the deal.

Aside from the monorail, Uy, a native of Davao and a close associate of President Duterte, also offered several other unsolicited infrastructure proposals to the government. These include the development of Davao’s airport and seaport.

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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 03:35:36 PM »
https://mindanaodailymirror.com/decision-amend-clup-lies-sara-31451/

DAVAO MONORAIL. Jose Dondon Guardo, project coordinator of Davao Metro Monorail Network, shows the Monorail Train miniature as he speaks about the project’s viability in the city. Beside him is Jiang Zhiping of project proponent China Railway Engineering. ARJOY M. CENIZA


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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 09:52:15 AM »
Davao’s P30 billion monorail project seen to improve public commuting
Feb. 14, 2019 DAVAO TODAY

http://davaotoday.com/main/politics/davaos-p30-billion-monorail-project-seen-to-improve-public-commuting/

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The proposed monorail project in Davao is seen to improve public transportation, a welcome development from what an expert termed as a major shift from being a “car to transit oriented” community, an official from the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) said.

PIEP’s Engr. Froilan Rigor said that its agency with UDENNA Corp., the holding company of businessman Dennis A. Uy, has obtained the proposal for the development of a monorail in Davao City called as the “Davao People Mover.”

Rigor said that such proposal aims to lessen the use of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in the city. He noted that lesser PUJs would mean a lesser carbon emissions from these vehicles and apparently, air quality improves.

PIEP plans to make a transit terminals for the monorail. It will provide residential and commercial entities that will also benefit the commuters and the residents in the area, Rigor said.

The city’s monorail project has a budget proposal of P30-billion. Construction of the project is set to begin this year and it will be 13 kilometers long starting from MacArthur Highway to JP Laurel Avenue.

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NEDA committee to deliberate P30B Davao monorail proposal by Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp.
By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV -FEBRUARY 15, 2019 4:55 PM

https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2019/02/neda-committee-to-deliberate-p30b-davao-monorail-proposal-by-dennis-uys-udenna-corp/

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is set to deliberate within the month the unsolicited proposal of the company owned by Davao-based business tycoon Dennis Uy for the construction of a P30-billion monorail project in Davao City.

NEDA 11 director Maria Lourdes Lim said in an interview that during the deliberation, the NEDA-ICC will look into the viability of the proposed intra-city urban rail transport system called “Davao City Mover Project,” which is seen as one of the solutions to ease the traffic congestion here.

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The NEDA-ICC consists of the finance sectary as chairman; the NEDA director-general as co-chairman; and the executive secretary, secretaries of agriculture, trade and industry, budget and management, and the governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines as members.

The ICC is tasked to evaluate the fiscal, monetary and balance of payments implications of major national projects, and recommends to the President the timetable of their implementation on a regular basis; advise the President on matters related to the domestic and foreign borrowings program; and submit a status of the fiscal, monetary and balance of payments implications of major national projects.

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As the original proponent, Lim said the Udenna Corporation has “a certain advantage because you are the original proponent” but added that the Swiss Challenge is “resorted to so that other possible bidders may come in, and outdo probably the proposal of the original proponent.”

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Aside from Uy, the Korean Engineering Company submitted its unsolicited proposal in 2015 while Philtram/Maglev Vision Corp., in partnership with state-run China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Inc., in January 2017.

The intra-city urban rail transport system has been identified as one of the high-priority projects in the 27-year Infrastructure Modernization for Davao City (IM4Davao) to address traffic congestion.

Under IM4Davao, the first phase of the 15-km mass transit main line phase 1 will run from Davao-Bukidnon Road to J.P. Laurel Avenue Cor. R. Castillo St.

Other components of the railway, which are eyed to be completed by 2045, include a 6.6-km extension 1 (from Toril to Davao-Bukidnon Road); and construction and operationalization of 7.3-km extension 2 (from J.P. Laurel Avenue Cor. R. Castillo Street, to Mudiang, and to airport), 6.9-km spur line from J.P. Laurel Avenue to Tagum Digos Central Station, and 3.6-km spur line form Maharlika Highway and Junction of Davao-Bukidnon Road.

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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 09:53:47 AM »
Construction of Davao monorail to start in 2020
By Antonio L. Colina IV -
March 30, 2019 6:33 pm

https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2019/03/construction-of-davao-monorail-to-start-in-2020/

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — The Udenna Corporation, a company owned by business tycoon Dennis Ur Jr., hopes to start the construction of the country’s first monorail project in Davao City next year, a company executive said.

At the Mindanao Business Forum held at the Seda Abreeza Hotel on Friday, Engr. Manuel T. Jamonir, assistant vice president for Udenna Infrastructure Corporation, said the intra-city urban rail transport system called “Davao City Mover Project” would provide passengers a comfortable daily commute.

“In God’s grace, we hope to start the construction next year,” he said.

He said the company is aggressively pushing for this project as its founder, Uy, one of the campaign funders of President Rodrigo Duterte in the May 2016 presidential race, wanted a “legacy project for Davao” which would address the traffic problem of the city.

He said the proposed 13-kilometer monorail, a straddle-type monorail pegged at a nominal cost of P80 billion, would start from Bangkal, passing along MacArthur Highway all the way to Bankerohan then right to Magallanes Street, left to Claveria, and then to SM Lanang Premier.

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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 10:17:20 AM »
Council endorses monorail project
RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT
April 23, 2019

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1802544/Davao/Local-News/Davao-City-Council-endorses-monorail-project

The Davao City Council passed on second reading Tuesday, April 23, a resolution favorably endorsing the Davao monorail project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

Prior to its passage, a joint hearing of the Committee on Public Works and Highways and the Committee on Transportation and Communication was conducted last March 20, as part of the requirements of the Local Government Code of 1991.

Udenna Infrastructure Corporation has been granted by DOTr the Original Proponent Status (OPS) for its unsolicited proposal of the project under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.

The P29.99-billion project will be a 13-kilometer straddle-type monorail system from Bangkal to SM Lanang through the Central Business District of Davao City.

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He said they are expecting that the construction of the detail engineering design will start early next year, while the target construction is targeted to start in 2021, with an estimated three to four year construction duration.

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Re: Davao People Mover (Monorail) Project
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 07:00:13 AM »
Flashback to 2014

Korean company to conduct railway study for Davao
By MINDANEWS -NOVEMBER 27, 2014 1:30 PM

https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/11/korean-company-to-conduct-railway-study-for-davao/

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Representatives from the Korean Engineering Company (KEC) will be reporting by March next year on its findings for a possible railway line in the city, according to the city council committee chair on transportation.

In an interview Wednesday, transport committee chair Tomas Monteverde IV told reporters that the engineers were already conducting studies on which possible railway project could be apt for the city.

“We have a choice of going for a system like a rail subway or a train line on an elevated platform,” Monteverde said.

The councilor added that the city was also inclined to have the railway system being operated on a build-operate-transfer system under a public-private partnership.

In October, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte visited South Korea to speak with KEC representatives on the proposed project.

Duterte had earlier said that he wanted to see a Davao City railway project being finished before his term ends in 2016.

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