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Mindanao Railway: Project Status Update

Requested from DOTr by Angelito Bacasmot at 10:15 PM on Jul 05, 2017.
Purpose: Blog publication
Date of Coverage: 05/01/2017 - 06/30/2017
Tracking no: #DOTr-822165590161

Angelito 10:15 PM, Jul 05, 2017

I would like to request the project status update of Mindanao Railway Project (Tagum-Davao City-Digos Segment). Based on build.org website, the project development shall be completed on May 31, 2017.

If available, please also indicate the target commencement date of bidding and procurement phase.

Karen 09:10 AM, Jul 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

Dear Angelito,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 05, 2017 10:15:03 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Mindanao Railway: Project Status Update.

We received your request on Jul 05, 2017 10:15:03 PM and will respond on or before Jul 26, 2017 10:15:03 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURPVHItODIyMTY1NTkwMTYxDA, for request with ticket number #DOTr-822165590161.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Karen Lacsamana
FOI Officer

DOTR-DM 09:23 AM, Jul 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

Dear Angelito Bacasmot,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jul 05, 2017 10:15:03 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You asked for Mindanao Railway: Project Status Update.

Your FOI request is approved. 

Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway Project, the Tagum - Davao, Digos segment has just been approved by the National Economic Development Authority board last June 28, 2017.

Phase 1 is a 102-kilometer alignment with eight stations: Tagum, Carmen, Panabo, Mudiang, Davao Terminal, Toril, Sta. Cruz, and Digos. The project will cost PHP35.257-Billion via general appropriations. It will begin construction by the third quarter of 2018.

Once completed, the entire Mindanao Railway System will run for a total of 1,532-km, connecting Davao provinces, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, and Zamboanga. The Mindanao Railway is expected to spur genuine growth and development in the region.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

DOTR-DM DOTR
FOI Receiving Officer

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