Comm Builders & Technology-Philippines, a local rail maintenance provider, signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Qatar to hire 330 Filipino engineers and technicians to operate and maintain Doha Metro’s light rail line which will start operations in 2019.
Roehl Bacar, president and chief operating officer of CB&T Philippines and its human resource arm CB&T Pro-Staff Inc., signed a recruitment service agreement with MHI-Qatar administration manager Tetsuya Sano for the hiring of Filipino engineers and technicians.
CB&T Philippines was a local partner of CPG joint venture, the former maintenance service provider at Light Rail Transit Line 1, before it was taken over by Light Rail Manila Corp.
It was also an “interim” maintenance provider of Metro Rail Transit Line 3.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is a member of an international consortium that won the turnkey contract for rolling stock and railway systems of Phase 1 of Doha Metro.
Bacar, who also serves as a councilor of Mandaluyong City, said there are qualified Filipino railway technicians and engineers who could fill the human resource requirements of Doha Metro.