P51B PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) contracts signed

Published October 8, 2020, 12:54 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today witnessed the virtual signing of the three contract packages which complete the P51-billion Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 2,  from Malolos to Clark.

A rendering of the Malolos–Clark Railway Project. (Photo courtesy of JICA.)

PNR Clark Phase 2 forms part of North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) System Project,  one of the flagship infrastructure projects of DOTr.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade virtually signed Contract Package N-01 with the Joint Venture of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., Megawide Construction Corporation and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering Co., Ltd.

The DOTr also virtually signed Contract Package N-02 with the Joint Venture of Acciona Construction Philippines and Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.

Finally, the agency signed Contract Package N-03 with Italian-Thai Development Public Company Ltd.

DOTr issued the Notice of Awards for the three  civil works contract packages to the winning bidders last month.

Contract Package N-01 covers 17 kilometers of elevated rail viaduct, seven  balanced cantilever bridges, and two  station buildings in the towns of Malolos and Calumpit in Bulacan and in the towns of Apalit and Minalin in Pampanga.

Contract Package N-02, on the other hand, covers 16 kilometers of elevated viaduct and one station building in the towns of Minalin, Sto. Tomas, and San Fernando in Pampanga.

Contract Package N-03 encompasses the 12 kilometers of elevated viaduct and two station buildings in the towns of San Fernando, Angeles, and Mabalacat in Pampanga.

This 54-km northern segment of the NSCR System will stretch from Malolos,  Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga.

The project will feature the country’s first Airport Express Service, which will reduce travel time between Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga and Makati City from more than two hours by car, to just one  hour via the Airport Express.