Megawide Construction Corporation will start work on phase 1 of their Malolos-Clark Railway (MCR) project by the second quarter of this year.
The company believes that the government’s rollout of major infrastructure projects like the MCRP, the North-South Commuter Rail Project-South Line, and the Metro Manila subway system project will be catalysts for jumpstarting the economy.
“Megawide will continue to leverage on its vertically-integrated construction advantage to deliver much-needed infrastructure projects like the MCRP on time and with high quality and excellent workmanship.
Together with our partners, we are ready to begin building a first-world railway that every Filipino deserves,” Megawide chairman and chief executive officer Edgar Saavedra said in a statement.
The company’s Batching Plant, Formworks and Construction Equipment and Logistics Services (CELS) businesses are gearing up to supply concrete and provide support facilities to the consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (Hyundai E&C), Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. (Dong-ah), and Megawide after winning a stringent bidding process.
To meet the requirements, Megawide will build two mobile batching plants in the area to ensure efficient production and delivery of high-quality ready-mix concrete, while the formworks segment has already begun the installation of temporary facilities at the project site to house various equipment.
The combined contracts for the services amount tomore than P3.1 billion for the supply of concrete materials, P152 million for the provision of temporary facilities, and another P59 million for the initial equipment supply contract.
Megawide continues to increase the capacity of its ancillary business units under its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) platform to complement its state-of-the-art pre-cast technology.
It operates a 20 hectare industrial facility in Taytay, Rizal, which houses its main precast plant, other ancillary business, and a vast stockyard. The company also maintains mobile and strategic site-based batching and precast plants for large-scale projects.
The MCRP is part of the 17 kilometer North-South Commuter Railway project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that will link the New Clark City and the Clark International Airport to Metro Manila and nearby cities.
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