- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) hosted the ceremonial signing event. The project, worth €480 million, involves the construction of a 7.9-kilometer rail section and three stations in Manila.
- President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and ADB Philippines Country Director Kelly Bird witness the ceremonial contract signing between DOTr and winning bidders of the North-South Commuter Railway Project - South Commuter Packages (CPS) S-02 and S-03B on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the presidential hall in Malacañang palace. With Sec. Jaime Bautista and Mr. Ruben Camba, ACCIONA.
ACCIONA, along with its joint venture partners, has recently signed a historic contract in the Philippines for the South Commuter Railway Project Package 02. The project, worth €480 million, involves the construction of a 7.9-kilometer rail track on a viaduct, as well as three stations (España, Santa Mesa and Paco), in Manila.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) hosted the ceremonial contract signing event at the Malacañang Palace, attended by Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., alongside DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Director Kelly Bird. Also in attendance were the Ambassador of Spain, H.E Miguel Utray Delgado; the Ambassador of Australia, H.E Hae Kyong Yu, and on behalf of ACCIONA-DMCI Joint Venture Team, Ruben Camba, ACCIONA Head of Infrastructure SEA.
The South Commuter Railway Project is part of a larger 54.6-kilometer railway with 18 stations that will connect the Philippine capital with Calamba Laguna, revolutionizing the Philippine transportation landscape, making travel more efficient, safe, and commuter-friendly. Co-financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the ADB, this landmark project will pave the way for the future of Philippine transportation.
“The completion of this project will have a vital impact on the Filipino community, particularly those living in the North or South of Metro Manila. It will provide ease of access to Manila's key business districts, making commuting more safe, comfortable, and efficient. This project will also drive the country's economic growth and stability by creating more jobs and opportunities for all,” says Ruben Camba, ACCIONA Head of Infrastructure SEA, during his speech at the reception.
The South Commuter Railway Project is set to leave a lasting impact on the Philippine transportation landscape, improving connectivity and accessibility for millions of Filipinos.
ACCIONA in the Philippines
ACCIONA entered the country in 2016 with the contract for the design, construction, operation and one-year maintenance of the Putatan II brackish water treatment plant, a €90 million project to serve an area of nearly six million people.
Last year, the company inaugurated one of its most emblematic works in the Philippines, the €465 million Cebu cable-stayed bridge and, in 2021, it has won other major projects in the country, such as the construction of two sections of the railway linking the town of Malolos with the Clark International Airport, 80 kilometers north of Manila, for a total of €965 million.