The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded the P2.5-billion contract to build the Integrated Transport System (ITS)-Southwest Terminal Project to MWM Terminals, a consortium of Megawide Corp.
“We have awarded the ITS Southwest PPP project to MWM Terminals, which now has until February 12 to complete post-award requirements,” DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal said.
Sagcal said the concession agreement may be signed by the last week of February.
“MWM will have eight months from then to begin construction, and another 18 months—or until the end of April 2017—to start operations,” he added.
Only MWN Terminals and Filinvest Land Inc. submitted prequalification bid documents for the project.
“Although we would have preferred to have more groups participating in the bid, we are nevertheless satisfied to have two established and reputable companies competing for project,” Sagcal said.
The terminal, which will be built on a 2.9-hectare area, will connect passengers coming from Cavite to other urban transport systems, such as city buses, taxis and other public utility vehicles that serve the inner Metro Manila, as well as the future LRT1 South Extension.
The ITS-Southwest Terminal will include a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information systems, ticketing and baggage handling facilities and park-ride facilities.
The MWM will build, operate and manage the terminal for 35 years.