Manila Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension Line Starts Operation
Jul. 06. 2021
D.M. Consunji, Inc.
Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) and D.M Consunji, Inc. (hereinafter, “DMCI”), one of the largest engineering-based construction companies in the Philippines, has turned over the Manila Light Rail Transit Line 2 (hereinafter, “LRT-2”) East Extension Project (hereinafter, “Project”) to the Philippine Department of Transportation (hereinafter “DOTr”). Marubeni and DMCI were awarded the Project by DOTr in 2019.
On July 1, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, together with DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, attended the inauguration ceremony at the Antipolo station in Rizal. The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is set to operate LRT- 2 East Extension Line beginning July 05.
【The Inauguration Ceremony】
The Project includes electrical and mechanical systems for a 4-kilometer extended railway line with two additional stations eastwards to the existing LRT-2, which is a 13.8-kilometer elevated metro line with 11 stations connecting to the east and west of Metro Manila. The project of the existing LRT-2 line was awarded to Marubeni in 2000 and completed in 2004. The Project is financed as a part of a ¥43.2 billion loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency under its Capacity Enhancement of Mass Transit Systems in Metro Manila Project.
The extension line crosses the cities of Pasig, Marikina, Cainta and Antipolo. With the commercial operations of the East Extension Line, passengers can reduce their travel time from Antipolo to Manila from three hours to 40 minutes. Located along the stretch of Marikina-Infanta Highway, the Antipolo station is near the intersection of Sumulong Highway while the Marikina station is near the intersection of Gil Fernando Avenue. Aside from improving connectivity, mobility and accessibility in Metro Manila and Rizal, the eastward extension can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, which are serious concerns in Metro Manila.
In more than 25 years, Marubeni has built an excellent track record of railway projects in the Philippines, such as the improvement and modernization of Commuter Line South Project, the Metro Manila Light Rail Transit Line 1 Capacity Expansion Project – Phase 1 and Phase 2 Package B, and the Metro Manila Strategic Mass Rail Transit Development (Line 2).
Since 1954, DMCI has been at the forefront of nation building in the Philippines through a wide variety of infrastructure projects such as civil, transport, industry, public utilities, and other services.
Capitalizing on their vast experiences, as well as know-how acquired through the successful implementation of this Project, Marubeni and DMCI are committed to the social and economic growth of the Philippines by participating in more railway and other infrastructure projects going forward.
|【Marubeni Corporation Company Profile】|
|Company Name||:||Marubeni Corporation|
|Head Office||:||Tokyo, Japan|
|President and CEO||:||Masumi Kakinoki|
|Capital||:||JPY 262,686 million|
|Main Business||:||Importing and Exporting (including third country trading) as well as domestic business, encompassing a diverse range of business activities across wide-ranging fields including lifestyle, ICT & real estate business, forest products, food, agri business, chemicals, energy, metals & mineral resources, power business, infrastructure project, aerospace & ship, finance & leasing business, construction, industrial machinery & mobility, and next generation business development. Additionally, the Marubeni Group offers a variety of services, makes internal and external investments, and is involved in resource development throughout all of the above industries.|
|【D.M. CONSUNJI, Inc. Company Profile】|
|Company Name||:||D.M. CONSUNJI, Inc.|
|Head Office||:||Makati City, Philippines|
|President and CEO||:||Jorge A. Consunji|
|Capital||:||PHP 3,000 million (equivalent to JPY 6.3 billion)|
|Main Business||:||Civil Engineering | Construction | Contractor for road, highways, railways, airport horizontal structures, bridges, irrigation and flood control, dams, reservoirs and tunneling, water supply, ports, harbor and offshore engineering, building and industrial plants, sewerage & sewerage treatment / disposal plants, water treatment plant and system, parks, playground and recreational works, foundation works; and electrical works.|