Annyeong! DoTr serves final notice of termination to MRT3 contractor
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) handed down its final decision ending its contract with Busan Universal Railways Inc. (BURI) for the maintenance of the dilapidated Metro Railway Transit 3 (MRT-3) system.
The termination of the contract was due to BURI’s failure to address the issues raised in the notice of termination served by the DoTr last Oct. 17.
Among the reasons cited by the government for nullifying its contract with BURI include poor performance, failure to put in service, putting in operation reliable and efficient trains and failure to implement a feasible procurement plan for spare parts.
“It cannot be overemphasized that what is at stake here is the welfare and interest of the riding public… This office could not just sit back and wait while watching BURI trifle and flirt with the lives of the commuting public, with its substandard performance,” Tugade said.
Transportation Undersecretary Arthur Tugade formed the MRT-3 maintenance transition team that will temporarily take over the maintenance works of MRT-3 while the procurement of a new maintenance provider is being processed.