MVP Group inks P350M deal to replace LRT2’s air condition system
MRail Inc., a unit of the Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp., and Multi-Scan Corp. bagged a P350 million contract to replace 80 air-conditioning units (ACUs) for 10 running trains of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2.
The consortium will install 80 new ACUs in the next 12 months.
MRail president and CEO Ferdinand G. Inacay said these new ACUs, using latest technology and original equipment manufactured parts, would seamlessly interface with the train monitoring system.
The existing ACUs have been in use for more than 15 years now.
“We are happy that the systematic replacement project will now commence. We are aware of the surge of complaints concerning the poor air-conditioning system of trains which is why we ensured that exigent attention is given to resolve the problem,” said Light Railway Transit Autjority administrator Reynaldo Berroya.
Berroya said the LRTA is committed to improve the reliability, capacity and the overall efficiency of the train system to allow the riding public to enjoy a safer, faster, smoother, and more comfortable journey at the soonest time possible.
Built at a cost of P31 billion, the existing LRT2 is a 13.8-kilometer mass transit line, which runs across five cities in Metro Manila, namely Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila. It passes the major thoroughfares of Marcos Highway, Aurora Boulevard, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Legarda Street and Recto Avenue.