“We promised the President that we will finish the project as agreed on the timeline that we set. I just want to see to it that we work together and finish this project on time.”
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista stressed this during his inspection of the Clark Depot of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) – Extension Project at Mabalacat, Pampanga, yesterday, 23 January 2023.
South Korean contractor POSCO Engineering and Construction Company updated the Secretary on the progress of the project that stands at more than 33% as of December 2022.
The NSCR Clark Depot Extension Project covers the construction of 48 buildings and facilities over an area of 36 hectares.
“This is a very important part of the NSCR, considering the Operations Control Center of the project will be located here. The Operations Control Center is the heart of the operations,” Secretary Bautista further remarked.
The NSCR will be operated by the Philippine National Railways (PNR).
Accompanying Secretary Bautista at the inspection were DOTr Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Reinier Yebra, Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez, Assistant Secretary for Railways Jorjette Aquino, PNR General Manager Jeremy Regino and project contractors.
The NSCR project is a 147-km rail transport route that will run across 28 cities and municipalities in Central Luzon, NCR, CALABARZON. It is slated to serve over a million passengers a day once fully operational.
Here’s to a more comfortable, convenient, and safe travel to the Filipino people!