The Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) has awarded two civil works contracts, worth around PHP38bn ($728 m) in total, for the $6.1bn Malolos–Clark Railway Project.
The Malolos–Clark Railway Project involves the construction of 53.1 km-long railway line connecting Malolos to Clark economic zone and Clark International Airport (CIA) in central Luzon, Philippines.
DOTr awarded the first contract to the Acciona Construction Philippines and EEI Corporation joint venture (JV) for the construction of 6.3 km-long main railway lines and 1.6 km of the depot access line.
The scope of the contract also includes the construction of an underground railway station at Clark International Airport.
The second contract was awarded to POSCO Engineering and Construction to build a 33ha depot, as well as a railway operations control centre in Mabalacat.
Scheduled for completion by 2024, the project aims to ease road congestion while reducing annual traffic-related economic costs.