The NEDA Board today approved seven (7) projects: three (3) rail projects, one (1) airport project, one (1) transport terminal, one (1) health facility and one (1) water supply project. Six (6) of these projects will be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP). Of the seven projects, only the LRT Line 1 North Extension Project – Common Station is locally funded and not financed through PPP. 

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said:

“The rail projects will connect the train systems and make it convenient for passengers to transfer from one train to another. This will also help reduce passengers’ travel time.”

“The Mactan-Cebu International project will enhance the operational efficiency of the airport and will also provide convenience for airport passengers.”

“The transport terminal project will make various modes of transportation accessible to people coming from nearby provinces to commute to and from Metro Manila. It will also ease traffic along EDSA.” “The water supply project will address supply gap in Bulacan and environmental problems including subsidence and salt water intrusion.”

The total cost and scope of the projects are the following:

Proponent: Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)

1. LRT Line 1 South Extension Project

Total Cost – PhP64.9 billion

Scope – The project involves the extension of the existing LRT Line 1 South. Currently, Line 1 covers 21 stations from Roosevelt Avenue to Monumento (north link) to Baclaran.

The total length of service line is 20.7 kilometers. The extension project extends this service line by 11.7 kilometers covering 10 more stations and will pass through Paranaque and Las Pinas up to Bacoor, Cavite.

“The project will be implemented through Public Private Partnership (PPP), where on one hand, the private sector shall undertake civil works and electro mechanical works. On the other hand, the government shall provide the rolling stock and depot through official development assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),” said Balisacan.

2. MRT 7 Project

Total Cost – PhP62.7 billion

Scope – The project involves the construction of a 22.8-kilometer rail system from North Avenue station in EDSA Quezon City, passing through Commonwealth Avenue, Regalado Avenue and Quirino Highway up to the proposed Intermodal Transportation Terminal (ITT) in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. This project will cover 14 stations.

“This project will be implemented under an unsolicited Build-Gradually Transfer-Operate and Maintain (BGTOM) arrangement between the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Universal LRT Corporation Limited (ULC),” Balisacan said.

3. LRT Line 1 North Extension Project – Common Station

Total Cost – PhP1.4 billion

Scope – The project involves the provision of a common station among LRT 1, MRT 3 and MRT 7, as well as road-based transportation systems. Head to head platforms for LRT 1 and MRT 3 with a 147.4-meter elevated walkalator to MRT 7 at North Avenue will be constructed.

This is a locally funded project.

4. Mactan-Cebu International Airport New Passenger Terminal Project

Total Cost – PhP17.5 billion

Scope – The project involves the construction of new passenger terminal, renovation of existing terminal, operation and maintenance of both the new and the existing passenger terminals during the entire concession period, and relocation of Philippine Air Force facilities.

5. Development of Transportation System at FTI and PRA under PPP

Total Cost – PhP7.7 billion (with cost of land) ; PhP6.1 billion (without cost of land)

Scope – Development of two mass transportation terminals at the Southern outskirts of Metro Manila to be located at the following:

o South – SLEX Terminal at FTI Property in FTI Compound, Taguig City to serve passengers travelling to and from Laguna and Batangas

o South – Coastal Road Terminal at PRA Property beside Asiaworld/Uniwide along Manila-Cavite Expressway (R-1) Expressway in Paranaque City to serve passengers travelling to and from Cavite. 

Proponent: Department of Health (DOH)

1. Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center

Total Cost – PhP 5.6 billion

Scope – 700-bed super specialty tertiary orthopedic hospital

Proponent: Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)

1. Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project

Total Cost – PhP24.4 billion

Scope – potable water supply to Bulacan