The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to hold a bidding for the operation and maintenance of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 in the third quarter of the year.
“All four interested groups in the Light Rail Transit Line 2 Operation and Maintenance project have successfully hurdled the prequalification stage, and may now participate in the actual bid, which is targeted for the third quarter of this year,” DOTC spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal said in a text message.
Four qualified bidders are pursuing their bids for the operation and maintenance project, namely the Aboitiz Equity Ventures-SMRT Transport Solutions Consortium; DM Consunji Inc.-Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. Consortium; the LRM2 Consortium of Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC); and the San Miguel Corp.-Korail Consortium.
“We are pleased to have a competitive number of experienced international rail companies partnered with reputable local firms vying for this project, which is envisioned to deliver world-class services to LRT-2 riders,” Sagcal said.
LRT-2 is a 13.8-kilometer mass transit line that traverses five cities in Metro Manila—Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila.