Philippines’ Department of Transportation awarded Marubeni Corporation and D.M Consunji, Inc. (DMCI) joint venture the contract for the extension of Manila LRT Line 2, an electrical and mechanical (E&M) package for the 4-km railway system extension with 2 additional stations eastwards. The value of the contract is USD 62 million.
Under the contract, Marubeni, as consortium leader, will be responsible for overall administration and the procurement of E&M railway systems, while DMCI will be responsible for track-work procurement and construction and the installation of E&M systems. DMCI is the contractor responsible for constructing a viaduct and two new stations – the Emerald and Masinag stations.
The project is part of Manila’s urban rail capacity enhancement programme, which received a EUR 345.7 million funding from Japan.
The existing Manila LRT Line 2, which was awarded to Marubeni, is a 13.8-km elevated line with 11 stations connecting to east and west of Metro Manila.
In 2017, the Department of Transportation has launched the construction works for Masinag and Emerald stations, part of LRT-2 East extension project.
The project is scheduled to be opened this year. It is estimated that 80,000 passengers per day will use this extension, which will add to the current LRT 2 average daily ridership of 240,000.