Groundbreaking Ceremony for LRT-1 Cavite Extension


On May 7, Economic Affairs Minister Makoto Iyori of the Embassy of Japan, Chief Representative Yoshio Wada of JICA Philippines Office, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and other guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony for LRT-1 South Extension held in Paranaque City, Metro Manila.

The 18km LRT-1 project from north to south of the Capital, is going to be extended to Niyog, Cavite Province with 12km new tracks.  The procurement of new train sets and the development of depots are planned to be implemented as part of the ODA loan “Capacity Enhancement of Mass Transit Systems in Metro Manila Project” with provision of up to 43.3 billion yen (20.6 billion pesos).

Japan has supported the previous two (2) capacity expansion projects of this line, after its debut as the first commuter train in South-East Asia in 1984, to meet fast-growing demands.  It is expected that this project will improve the connectivity between the city and its surrounding areas and contribute to its sustainable development.