“The DOTC has just awarded the LRT-1 Cavite extension project to the Light Rail Manila Consortium,” Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) spokesman Michael Arthur Sagcal confirmed.
“We conducted a legal study and our finding is the awarding of the LRT-1 extension does not violate the SC’s TRO [on common train station being transferred to Trinoma mall from SM City North EDSA],” Sagcal said.
“We awarded the project despite the common station issue to get the project moving and spur economic growth,” he added.
The Cavite Extension project will extend LRT Line 1 from 20.7 kilometers to 32.4 kilometers. The line extension will cover Parañaque and Las Piñas and will eventually end at Barangay Niog in Bacoor, Cavite.
The last station will be located at Aguinaldo Highway and Niog Street intersection in Niog I, Bacoor in Cavite.
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and Ayala Corporation partnership, known as Light Rail Manila Consortium, will build the P65-billion extension project.
“This project will level the playing field for them, giving them convenient access to employment and educational opportunities in the metropolis,” DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya said.
The project will consist eight passenger stations inclusive of one satellite depot and three Intermodal facilities.