DOTC – North-South Commuter Railway Line – Philippines - Project Profile

DOTC – North-South Commuter Railway Line – Philippines - Project Profile

  • February 2018 •
  • 10 pages •
  • Report ID: 4344234
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Summary
Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Public Private Partnership(PPP) Center of Philippines and Philippine National Railway(PNR) is undertaking the construction of North-South Railway Development project (NSRP)in Bicol, the Philippines.

The project involves the construction of a 1,200km railway line. The project is being implemented in phases.

The first phase includes the construction of South Line which is sub-divided into two phases:

Phase I:

The Tutuban-Calamba section includes the construction of 72Km commuter railway line from Tutuban, Manila to Calamba, Laguna route.

Phase II:

It involves US$2,987 million construction of long haul railway lines including 581km long haul railway lines from Tutuban, Manila to Legazpi, Albay route.

The South Line will be further developed into two lines comprising the Commuter Line:
1. The 58km from Calamba, Laguna to Batangas City, Batangas
2. The 117km from Legazpi, Albay to Matnog, Sorsogon

The first phase is expected to cost US$3,001 million.

The Second phase includes the construction of North Line of North-South Railway line which will involve the construction of 38km commuter railway line from Malolos-Tutuban section.

The project includes the construction of platforms, stations, storage rooms, control rooms and parking facility, the installation of safety and security systems and the laying of railway tracks.

CPCS Transcom and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were appointed as study consultant. SMEC has been appointed as an engineering consultant for the second phase the project.

In April 2015, DOTC received Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Philippines for the second phase.

On August 20, 2015, pre-qualification conference held for the first phase of the project.

On August 25, 2015, DOTC issued a request for qualification (RFQ) document for design, build, installation, commissioning, financing, operation and maintenance for the first phase with the last date of submission is on October 15, 2015, later the date of submission was extended by December 1, 2015.

Metro Pacific Investment Corp., San Miguel Corp., and Ayala Corp have shown interest in bidding for the south line.

On November 27, 2015, JICA signed a loan agreement worth of US$1,971 million with Philippine Department of Finance and JICA to finance the construction of the second phase of the project.

In November 2015, DOTC extended the last date of submission to bid the first phase on February 1, 2016.

The groups that purchased the pre-qualification documents for the first phase are:
1. San Miguel Holdings Corporation;
2. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation;
3. AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation;
4. IL&FS Transport Networks Ltd; and
5. Fluor Daniel Pacific Inc.

On January 22, 2016, DOTC extended the submission of the qualification documents for first phase from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016. However, in March 2016, DOTC again extended the submission to April 15, 2016.

In January 2016, DOTC is looking for changing the project terms by substituting narrow gauge rail lines with standard gauge lines for the project.

In August 2016, JICA agreed to provide US$2,370 million loan for the second phase of the project.

In November 2016, DOTC secured approval from National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for the first phase of the project.

In February 2017, The Philippine government, with the endorsement of the NEDA, is expecting official development assistance (ODA) and other forms of funding from the Chinese government for the first phase of the project.

In June 2017, Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) has approved the south line. The project will be financed through Official Development Assistance (ODA).

In February 2018, DOTC is in process of securing more funds from Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica)

First Phase construction activities are scheduled to commence in January 2019 and expected to start operations by the second quarter of 2022.

Scope
The project involves the construction of a 1,200km railway line from Cagayan Valley to Sorsogon province in the Philippines.

The US$5,232 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of stations
2. Construction of 72Km commuter rail link from Tutuban, Manila to Calamba, Laguna route
3. Construction of 581km long haul railway lines
4. Construction of storage rooms
5. Construction of control rooms
6. Construction of parking facility
7. Construction of 38km commuter railway line from Malolos-Tutuban section
8. Construction of platforms
9. Construction of 58km from Calamba, Laguna to Batangas City, Batangas
10. Construction of 117km from Legazpi, Albay to Matnog, Sorsogon
11. Installation of safety and security systems
12. Laying of the railway tracks

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Country=Philippines Industry=Construction ParentIndustry=HeavyIndustry Date=201802 Publisher=Timetric Price=1000