Light Rail Manila Corp., a joint venture of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Ayala Corp., said it expects to start the construction of Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension project by October this year.
“We’re on track for October. The right of way for one, majority of the portions have been cleared probably more than 50 percent. Right of way has to be cleared first, then it has to be certified by the independent consultant and turn over [to us],” LRMC president and chief executive Juan Alfonso said at the sidelines of the launching of ikotMNL (ikot Manila), a tourism campaign that aims to rediscover Manila using LRT-1 as the main mode of transportation.
LRMC earlier signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Bouygues Travaux Publics for the LRT 1 Cavite extension project.
Once built, the extension will stretch LRT1 over 33 kilometers, from Roosevelt in Quezon City to Niog, Bacoor in Cavite City.