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Old June 25th, 2015, 11:32 AM   #81
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Davao’s impending LRT construction
Jun. 25, 2015 DAVAO TODAY
By Arthur Thatcher

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Davao is currently in talks with Korean Engineering and Construction (KEC) about the construction of an LRT line in the city. The Korean company’s feasibility study started last year, and is expected to be completed in June 2015. According to reports, the study cost Davao City about U.S. $1 million.

Davao’s LRT will span 30 kilometers and will cater to the city’s public transport passengers, which increase by about 7% every year. Reports say that about 8,000 – 10,000 people in Davao currently use public transportation systems every hour.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 03:52 AM   #82
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Where’s the train?
Posted on August 31, 2015 by Yas D. Ocampo

Duterte pushes anew railway system for Davao City.

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AN IMPATIENT Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked funding agencies like the World Bank for the immediate implementation of a railway system in the city in anticipation for an increase in vehicle traffic in the next five years.

Duterte made the statement at the weekly “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa,” questioning the suggestion of an ADB-funded study that the city won’t need a railway system until five years.

The mayor said during yesterday’s episode that the construction would have taken the same time as he expressed his indignation that the construction would begin only at the time when the city already needs it.

According to the mayor, the city needs a railway from the downtown area heading towards Calinan and Toril in the third district and to Lasang, Bunawan, and Tibungco.

He said a simple train like the ones used by Taiwan “when they were still poor” would do, and that a system similar to the MRT and LRT in Manila was too grandiose.

Duterte attributed the city’s vehicle volume to the city’s role as a junction to different destinations in Mindanao such as Butuan, Cotabato, and Bukidnon.

Aside from these were the service vehicles used by businessmen.

The mayor estimates the city’s vehicles to reach around 65,000 per day, with around 700 to 1,000 motor vehicles sold every month.

Asked about the worsening traffic condition in Metro Manila, Duterte said there was no solution to it, especially since no one can stop people from buying cars. “Walang solusyon yan. You can have five Dutertes at the same time picking their brains.”
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An Asian Development Bank study has recommended the adoption of its recommendation for further studies of its sustainable transportation study it conducted in 2012, which the City Council supported through legislation.

In June last year, Duterte signed a memorandum of agreement with Korea Engineering and Construction to conduct a feasibility study on a light railway transit for Davao City. If the study finds it profitable, the company is also tasked to construct the project on a build-operate-transfer scheme.
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But consultancy firm Halcrow, in its Comprehensive Public Transport Reform Strategy for Davao City for the ADB, concluded that Davao City is not yet ready for an LRT and should instead pursue a bus rapid transport system or highly prioritized bus system.

The study found out that Davao City’s roads are too narrow to construct an LRT.

Another wrinkle in the proposed LRT by the Koreans was the lack of passengers in Davao City as the initial recommendation was for the modern transport system to cater to 25,000 passengers every hour, that’s way above Halcrow’s projection of less than 10,000 commuters per hour for Davao City.

According to documents from KEC, the growth rate for traffic activities in the city was around 2.88 percent from 2007 to 2011. KEC also proposed two routes, with one railway cutting across 13 kilometers and the other 17 kilometers.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 04:09 PM   #83
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Monorail project set to go to PPP Center
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ

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WITH the National Economic Development Authority (Neda)’s acknowledgement of the proposed 28-kilometer monorail mass transportation system for Davao City, the City Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Board is set to endorse the project to the National Government through the PPP Center on Friday.

The project proponent is Korea Engineering and Construction (KEC), a Korean firm.

The proposed project will traverse from Toril to the Davao International Airport.

“After we will finish the preparation of the necessary documents, maybe this Friday then we will endorse it formally to the PPP Center,” Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) officer-in-charge Ivan C. Cortez told reporters Monday at the sidelines of the Kapehan sa Dabaw at the SM City Annex.

Upon endorsement, PPP Center will receive the copies of the monorail project feasibility study and proposal paper.

The proponent is eyeing to start commercial operations with initial 36 trains by 2021, the exact year when the National Government projected that Davao City will need a train system to provide service to the transport needs of the Davaoenos.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 09:13 AM   #85
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i do not agree on this monorail project, Davao city deserves a light mass transpo system at least. Lets think about it, by the year 2021 the city might double its population as evident to its spectacular economic growth. So by 2031(and beyond) 10 years after its initial operation, expect a chaotic transportation system knowing that monorail system does not carry much passengers or shall i say a white elephant investment instead. Monorails are just ideal for less populated areas, less travelled routes, or a direct transportation to tourist hubs et al. Just a thought.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 09:18 AM   #86
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As we all know, government always lack the foresightedness. In 5 years time the demand for public transpo will increase, therefore opting for a higher capacity-train.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 12:04 PM   #87
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This is not about comparing apples with oranges. If Japan can operate a single line for only one passenger, how many passengers do we need to make a train project feasible.

During the American period, thousands of kilometers of railroad tracks were built all over the country. Our population then was only less than 20 million and of course fewer passengers and cargo.

We badly need transportation systems that can move people not vehicles. It's better to build railways, airports and seaports with growth potential than to build and operate them close to over capacity.


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Old January 14th, 2016, 12:25 PM   #88
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This is not about comparing apples with oranges. If Japan can operate a single line for only one passenger, how many passengers do we need to make a train project feasible.

During the American period, thousands of kilometers of railroad tracks were built all over the country. Our population then was only less than 20 million and of course fewer passengers and cargo.

We badly need transportation systems that can move people not vehicles. It's better to build railways, airports and seaports with growth potential than to build and operate them close to over capacity.


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Well for one Japan is so efficient and has a lot of cash that they can afford to operate one station for a single passenger. The point is that the government should look for long term (10+ years) solutions. A monorail will eventually reach it's maximum capacity once Davao City doubles or even triples in size so it would be best if they could build a line that has a higher capacity.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #89
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Sayang ang tax. Adb na ang nagsabi hindi feasible dahil sa low economic activity ng davao
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Old January 14th, 2016, 02:01 PM   #90
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All these still boils down to lack of participation and funding problem by the national government as usual alibis. As we pointed out in the Elections thread, Davao City LGU should start preparing the paperwork for partnership with private investors to circumvent the approval of the dreaded NEDA.

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Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy said that PPP Center Legal Chief Alberta Agra had told him the project need not pass through the usual normal process as long as it will be constructed under the PPP.

Sitoy quoted Agra as saying that under the PPP, the project will only require a PPP ordinance from Cordova town, a joint venture agreement between the Cordova town government, the Cebu City government and the MPTC.

It will no longer need the approval of the Regional Development Council and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Sitoy said.
http://www.mb.com.ph/mvp-to-submit-p...mactan-bridge/

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Sitoy reiterated that under the law, construction of the third bridge needs no endorsement from government agencies such as the Regional Development Council.

Section 35 in relation to Section 17, 22 (a) (5), (c) and (d) of the Local Government Code provides the power of the local government units to enter into joint ventures.

The municipal government of Cordova has entered into a joint venture agreement and PPP with MPTC.

PPP legal chief Alberto Agra earlier declared that the local governments of Cebu province, Cebu City and Cordova can pursue the construction of the bridge without passing through the regular process.
http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/20...bridge-lacking

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Old January 14th, 2016, 07:20 PM   #91
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This project should only service the commuting public from north south(Toril)-north(Tibungco) vice-versa and another line from Mintal to Ulas. The region wide LRT could be to costly to maintain, susceptible to sabotage and unprofitable for the entity to operate and if this pushes through the proposed diversion road from sirawan to sasa should be finished first to accommodate commercial traffic (trucks, inter regional route buses and part of transitional commuter traffic from other parts of the region).

If this pushes through it would partially or fully address traffic volume, air quality issues, delivery of goods and services and lessen vehicular accidents (with stringent speed monitoring of new diversion road).
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You can only find abandoned railways in our country. The negligence and incompetence of the past and present leaders brought the final blow to the last remnants of American workhorse.

On the other hand, insurgents only operate in places where inequality and deprivation are rampant. To bring these places into order, we need to hasten the development of these areas. One of best practices is to build a railway.

Moreover, the Davao City railway could be integrated or could act as feeder to the more expansive island wide railway system.

Regarding the business impact of the project, the city government could provide some concessions to the private investors. Parcels of public land near the train stations could be leased or sold at attractive rates for mixed use developments.

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Sayang ang tax. Adb na ang nagsabi hindi feasible dahil sa low economic activity ng davao
when it comes to feasibility studies i would rely more on private companies.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 06:36 AM   #94
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Posted on June 06, 2016 10:55:00 PM
Davao City lets Duterte’s national gov’t take lead on proposed LRT project

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DAVAO CITY -- The city government will allow the incoming national government take the lead on the proposed P40-billion light railway transit (LRT) here, confident that Mayor and President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte will pursue it and provide the necessary counterpart funding.

“We are allowing the incoming President to look into the possibility of pursuing the project,” Ivan C. Cortez, head of the Davao City Investment Promotion Center and a member of the local Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Board, said in an interview.

In January, the city government endorsed the LRT proposal to the national PPP Center, the first project it endorsed for consideration.

“Projects like this are always open for bidding. It would be up for the winning bidder to pursue the project,” said Mr. Cortez.

The LRT system that will run north to south of the city, proposed by Korean Engineering & Construction, is estimated to cost around $855 million and could be completed by 2020 if construction starts this year.

The local PPP Board, however, shelved the plan as it would have required a government counterpart fund equivalent to 60% of the total cost.

Mr. Cortez said Mr. Duterte, prior to running for president, was scouting for other possible proponents from China or Japan. -- Carmelito Q. Francisco
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... there is awkwardness in this news among dabawenyos
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You can only find abandoned railways in our country. The negligence and incompetence of the past and present leaders brought the final blow to the last remnants of American workhorse.

On the other hand, insurgents only operate in places where inequality and deprivation are rampant. To bring these places into order, we need to hasten the development of these areas. One of best practices is to build a railway.

Moreover, the Davao City railway could be integrated or could act as feeder to the more expansive island wide railway system.

Regarding the business impact of the project, the city government could provide some concessions to the private investors. Parcels of public land near the train stations could be leased or sold at attractive rates for mixed use developments.

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I saw a news report about this project in TV Patrol right now. Apparently there has been some financing scam duping a Japanese contractor willing to back the project. The people behind this scam already had a case of estafa. I didn't get all the details since I initially heard it on passing and only caught part of it so hopefully ABS-CBN News will post this in Youtube, or more would be mentioned in the newspapers later down the road....
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I saw a news report about this project in TV Patrol right now. Apparently there has been some financing scam duping a Japanese contractor willing to back the project. The people behind this scam already had a case of estafa. I didn't get all the details since I initially heard it on passing and only caught part of it so hopefully ABS-CBN News will post this in Youtube, or more would be mentioned in the newspapers later down the road....
It's here. Wala pa sa YouTube eh
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Kailangan na ng Davao ang LRT dahil sobrang trapik na ng mga lansangan dyan gaya ng J.P Laurel ave. at yung C3 version ng Davao.
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why do some people rather care about some quick cash to buy themselves another condo unit than to serve the welfare of the country?
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