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The road construction project from Tirona Highway to the end of Greenfield near Mamplasan Exit, Laguna will be closely monitored so that by 2020, our travel time from CAVITEX to SLEX will be reduced to only 45 minutes.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Metro Pacific Investment Corp. chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno lead the groundbreaking for the 18-kilometer Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project in Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. subsidiary MPCALA Holdings Inc., which broke ground for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) yesterday, expects to seal before the end of the month the P23.6 billion loan agreement with banks to fund the construction of the project.
“We should be closing the deal this month,” MPCALA Holdings president and chief executive officer Luigi Bautista told reporters during the groundbreaking ceremony.
Bautista said the groundbreaking marks the start of the construction work for the 18-kilometer (km) Laguna segment of the Calax.
Last March, MPCALA Holdings signed the contract with DM Consunji Inc. for the construction of the Laguna segment.
Bautista said MPCALA Holdings expects to sign the contract for the construction of the Cavite segment of Calax with Leighton of Australia before the end of this month.
He said MPCALA Holdings hopes to start construction for the Cavite section in September.
“We expect to complete the construction and start commercial operation of the toll road within the third to fourth quarters of 2020,” Bautista said.
The whole Calax project, which will have eight interchanges and one main toll barrier, is expected to reduce travel time from Cavitex to SLEX by 45 minutes.
“The road construction project from Tirona Highway to the end of Greenfield near Mamplasan Exit in Laguna will be closely monitored so that by 2020, our travel time from Cavitex to SLEX will be reduced to only 45 minutes,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
The project is part of the 45-kilometer closed system modern tolled expressway awarded by the Department of Public Works and Highways to private concessionaire MPCALA Holdings Inc. of the Metro Pacific Group which won the competitive bidding under the government’s public private partnership program.
“Calax will be one of the most advanced highway in the Philippines. It expected to ease traffic congestion along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Santa Rosa Tagaytay Road,” Villar said.
The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the contracted operator of LRT 1, held its groundbreaking ceremony for LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project on Thursday to officially begin its construction.
The ceremony was led by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar, Ayala CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, and Metro Pacific CEO Jose Lim, and Sen. Cynthia Villar.
According to Light Rail Manila President and CEO Rogelio Singson, the P64.9-billion project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) extension from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite is eyed to be completed on October 2021. On its opening year, the railway line is anticipated to accommodate 410,000 passengers a day.
This Private-Public Partnership (PPP) was bagged by LRC, a conglomerate of Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) last February 2016. According to PPP Center, the private partner will assume the design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance of the integrated system upon completion of the project as well as undertake forthcoming system maintenance, upgrades and permitted commercial development.
LRMC stated that the Cavite extension project will cover 8 stations for its initial operations, namely Aseana Station, MIA Station, Asiaworld Station, Ninoy Aquino Station, Dr. Santos Station, Las Pinas Station, Zapote Station and Niog Station.
As DLSZ’s second campus, it will continually pursue Lasallian excellence in education and provide holistic formation, make Lasallian education more accessible to a greater population base and create a learning environment that will inspire curiosity and foster critical thinking;
• where the youth can be free to imagine and nurture their interests and gifts as artists, athletes, musicians, innovators inventors, and community builders;
• where they can experiment, collaborate, and train in order to contribute to the development and future progress of the country.
It will be a learning space which can ignite the spark in young learners to reach their optimum potential and become catalysts for the transformation of our society. The Vermosa Sports and Lifestyle Complex will serve as a training facility for DLSZ’s athletes who will become future national athletes.
The DLSZ-Vermosa Campus aims also to be the center of excellence for teacher training in blended-learning and open our doors to share best practices of the latest trends and innovations in teaching strategies and educational research.
With the pioneering implementation of the Next Generation Blended Learning Program, the DLSZ Vermosa-Campus will set the standards and serve as a model for Philippine basic education.
A UP Technology Innovation campus will soon rise in Dasmariñas, Cavite as part of the University Town of Vista City—an “integrated urban development” project of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. (Vista Land).
This campus is intended to facilitate collaboration and develop partnerships with industries and business enterprises within CALABARZON for the promotion of education, training, and research in innovation.
The idea behind this development was the UP think paper published last March, “Knowledge-based Development and Governance: Challenges and Recommendations to the 2016 Presidential Candidates,” which says that investing in knowledge capital is key to progress and sustaining inclusive growth.
A memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by the University with Vista Land on June 27 at The Peninsula Manila formally established the partnership that will make this campus a reality. The signatories were UP President Alfredo Pascual, Vista Land President and CEO Manuel Paolo Villar, Senator Cynthia Villar, and Vista Land Chairman Manuel Villar Jr. UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion and UP Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora witnessed the signing of the agreement. UP Diliman College of Engineering Dean Aura C. Matias and Technology Transfer and Business Development Office Director Luis G. Sison were also present during the event.
Pascual said that this UP campus “can give its student-technopreneurs a better shot at bringing discoveries, inventions, and designs to the innovation stage and competing on the bigger world stage.”
“[It] is envisioned to become the birthplace of local tech start-ups that will ensure that the Philippines will remain competitive in today’s global economy,” according to Manuel Villar Jr.
Manuel Paolo Villar added that with the signing of the MOA, “doors [will be] opened to aspiring technopreneurs and big tech industry players alike” and that the country will “[get] closer to making this economically progressive future a reality.”
In the agreement, Vista Land agrees to donate five hectares of land to the University within Vista City’s University Town “for the purpose of establishing, developing, and operating a campus in the area.” Vista Land, meanwhile, will develop the property and construct the buildings and facilities of the campus “at its sole expense.”
Upon completion, the development will be turned over to the University through a deed of donation.
According to Vista Land, Vista City is located in a 1,500-hectare area where Cavite, Laguna, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa converge. Apart from the University Town, its development components are “Lifestyle Retail, Prime Office Space, Themed Residential Developments, and Leisure.”
MPCALA Holdings Inc., the winning bidder for the P35.42-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) public-private partnership (PPP), expects to break ground for the project in the first quarter of 2017, a top official of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) unit said.
MPCALA, a sub-unit of MPIC’s tollroads arm Metro Pacific Tollroads Corp. (MPTC), received the notice of award for the 35-year contract to build operate and maintain the 44.6-kilometer toll road through Cavite and Laguna.
“CALAX, we are hoping [to break ground] early next year. First quarter,” Rodrigo Franco, MPTC’s chief executive officer (CEO), told reporters at the sidelines MPIC’s first quarter financial briefing in Makati City.
Last year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) chief Rogelio Singson said the construction of the project could begin in March 2016.
However, Franco, during the recent interview, said there are still many things that needed to be settled before the construction can proceed.
For instance, the right of way (ROW) for the project site is still at a very early stage. Franco said only a small percentage of the ROW has been acquired.
“We just starting mobilizing,” Franco said.
He noted that if the groundbreaking proceeds in the first quarter of 2017, then the project is still within the schedule dictated by the timeline. “It is still within the timeline,” he said.
When the contract was awarded to MPCALA in June 2015, the conglomerate said it expected the ROW to be completed after 24 months maximum.
Franco explained that the process is a long and tedious one and the laundry list of important things to do is quite long before the construction could begin.
MPTC is looking to raise funds for the project later this year.
MPIC group made a down payment of P5.4 billion to the government, representing 20 percent of the P27.3 billion premium it offered to pay the government.