DOTr promises comfy MRT3 ride in Q2
The Department of Transportation has inked an agreement with the Japanese government for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3.
The Philippines will obtain an Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which shall conduct a feasibility study on the project.
According to DOTr , the signing of the loan agreement and procurement of the maintenance provider will then follow in March to April pursuant to JICA’s guidelines.
“Given the urgent need to restore MRT-3’s reliability and capacity, Japan has assured us it will nominate a provider that is highly qualified, and with a robust and reliable track record,” DOTR said.
“This year, we will make significant improvements to MRT-3, and that is our commitment to the Filipino commuters,” said TJ Batan, officer-in-charge for railways.
MRT 3, which traverses along Edsa from North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City, serves over 500,000 passengers a day or way above its capacity of 350,000.