North-South Railway - updates

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Philippines, Japan sign $1.54-billion loan deal on North-South Railway

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The North-South Commuter Railway project will 'seamlessly' connect Philippine National Railways lines in Clark, Pampanga to Calamba, Laguna

RAILWAY DEAL. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency Director General Shigenori Ogawa sign the loan agreement for the North-South Commuter Railway. Photo from the Department of Transportation

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Economists express concern over infrastructure projects warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth

FORECAST. First Metro and UA&P have trimmed their Philippine economic growth forecast for 2017

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED The Manila Clark and Manila Laguna lines will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency while the Department of Transportation is eyeing China for the Laguna Sorsogon line

LONGEST RAILWAY. This would run from Clark in Pampanga all the way to Sorsogon , Bicol. Rappler file photo

Philippines shopping for 'nice' China-funded infra deals

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The country s first subway a massive Northern Mindanao railway and a Tutuban Sorsogon train system are just some of the infrastructure projects the Philippine government plans to fund via official development assistance ODA from China

INFRA SHOPPING. 'We think there is an excess capacity in China because there is not much infrastructure projects there. We are really shopping for nice projects,' Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo by Rappler

Duterte gov't calls off auction for South Line of North-South Railway

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Tutuban Sorsogon railway will now be financed through official development assistance ODA from China or Japan

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

NEDA board approves Tutuban-Sorsogon railway, 7 other projects

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The board chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte also discusses guidelines for processing China assisted infrastructure projects

TALKING INFRA. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the board meeting with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the State Dining Hall inside the Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

EDSA bus rapid transit, Mindanao railway up for NEDA approval

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The south line of the North South Railway set to connect Metro Manila and Bicol also awaits NEDA board approval in September

AFP file photo

Railways are not the way out of Manila traffic mess – expert

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Putting in more railways is important but should not be the priority because they take time says transportation expert Rene Santiago

MPIC to rival Ayala for North-South Railway deal

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:46 PM

MPIC will compete head to head with the Ayala Aboitiz partnership for the most expensive public private partnership to date: a 3 78 B railway

RIVALS. Ayala and Metro Pacific will be rivals in the bidding for the most expensive PPP project so far

Ayala Land to acquire stake in Tutuban mall owner Prime Orion

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Being the site for the common station of North South Railway project Tutuban Center will be strategic for property developer Ayala Land

STRATEGIC. Ayala Land says acquiring stake in Prime Orion is aligned with its strategy to expand its leasing business. Background image from Wikimedia

North-South railway PPP draws 30 local and foreign investors

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:20 PM

This marks the largest number of local and foreign companies participating in a Philippine public private partnership PPP project

BIGGEST RAILWAY. The country's biggest railway PPP deal, thus far, attracts the largest conglomerates in the Philippines and infrastructure titans in the world. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

PH bids out biggest PPP: P171-B North-South railway deal

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Once the North South Railway is operational in 2020 there will be 10 daily trips with 7 train sets passing through 66 stations

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

ADB, DBP to advise gov't on PPP deal

May 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine government gets help from Asian Development Bank for the biggest public private partnership deal thus far: the 3 8 billion South Line of North South Railway Project

Links between the southern provinces and the Capital will mean more people can reap the rewards of the country’s strong economic growth, Ryuichi Kaga, head of ADB’s PPP Office, says. File photo by PPP Center

BCDA prepares bid terms for Clark Rail project

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The planned train system to be bid out as a joint venture project will have 13 stations linking Malolos to Tarlac City and will connect to the North South Commuter Railway project

NEDA Board OKs rebidding of Cavite-Laguna expressway

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The controversial PPP project is up for rebidding at P20 11B floor price