The Japan International Cooperation Agency teamed up with the Department of Transportation to build a Philippine Railway Institute as a part of the government’s move to beef up human resources capacity on railway management.
“Jica welcomes the opportunity to assist the Philippines in promoting seamless mobility and sustainable development that will benefit many Filipinos. Through this project with DOTr, Japanese experts can help train personnel and develop curriculum on railway operations and management,” Jica senior representative Tetsuya Yamada said.
The PRI project will be located in the depot of the Metro Manila Subway Project in Valenzuela City.
Under the project, the DOTr will work with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, railway operators and Japanese experts in developing curriculum and training trainers for the institute.
The project, from April 2018 to March 2023, will involve capacity building and dispatch of 26 experts from Japan. Darwin G. Amojelar