Japan Supports Transportation Projects of the Philippines

Japan supports transportation projects of Philippines
(Photo credit from Philstar)

Department of Transportation reported that various companies from Japan committed to support transportation projects of Philippines.

DOTr stated that “Marubeni Corp, together with the Japan Marine United Corp. committed to aid in the development of the Philippines’ maritime safety capability, through provision of maritime expertise, particularly on the design and construction of ships”.

Based on the report from Philstar, Philippine government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program will be possibly assisted by the Toyota Motor Corp.

“Toyota was invited to join the roll-out of premium taxi fleets in the country, the amended guidelines of which were released this month”, report said.

“Moreover, Arthur Tugade , Transportation secretary met with officials from Taisei Corp. and D.M. Consunji Inc. and urged them to fast track the completion of the PNR Clark Phase 1 project”.

Secretary aims to accelerate the completion of the Phase 1 of PNR Clark to last quarter of 2021 from 2022.

Apart from the Taisei Corp. and D.M. Consunji Inc., secretary also met with the Sumitomo Corp officials to obtain update regarding the MRT-3 rehabilitation and maintenance project.

“Sumitomo has ordered major parts and components for the MRT-3, and negotiated with its suppliers for faster delivery”, report said.

Respectively, additional report from their dialogue that “light rail vehicle parts would arrive in July while tracks and signaling components are expected to arrive in August.

More importantly, Tugade stated that with the expertise of the partners in Japan, we are working double time to deliver our transportation projects in the Philippines, so that Filipinos can experience a comfortable life through enhanced mobility and connectivity.


Japan firms commit support to Philippines transport projects

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