Seven foreign and local groups expressed interest to join the bidding for the procurement of trackwork, electrical and machinery systems of Light Rail Transit Line 2 Masinag extension, according to the Transportation Department.
The prospective bidders for the project are Marubeni Corp., Shimizu Corp. Philippines, Sumitomo Corp., AsiaPhil Group, D.M Consunji Inc., Beta Electronic Corp. and Kempal Construction.
“Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable guidelines for procurement under Japanese ODA loans and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as define in the loan agreement,” the department said.
The agency said the eligible nationality of the suppliers should be Japanese in case of the prime contractor and all countries and areas in case of the sub-contractors.
The government earlier awarded the construction of LRT 2 Masinag Extension project to DMCI for P2.27 billion.
LRT 2 east extension project involves adding 4.2 kilometers to the railway from the existing Santolan station at Marcos Highway, Pasig City, all the way to the intersection of Marcos and Sumulong highways in Masinag, Antipolo.
The board of the National Economic and Development Authority also approved the west extension of the existing Light Rail Transit Line 2 to Port Area, Manila.
The P10.12-billion LRT Line 2 west extension project involves the design and extension of the existing Line 2, from Recto station to Pier 4.
The project will have a total length of 3.02 kilometers and add three stations, including Tutuban (located next to the Cluster Mall); Divisoria (west of Recto Avenue and Asuncion Street intersection) and Pier 4 (located 50 meters north of Zaragoza Street).
The west extension of LRT 2 will be locally funded and implemented within 3.5 years.