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16 August 2013

Statement of DOTC on the bidding for LRT-1 Cavite extension

Construction will proceed as scheduled on the LRT1 Cavite extension project. The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) made this statement after only one bidder submitted a qualified offer for the project on August 15, 2013.
Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that the bids and awards committee is looking at the possibility of extending the bidding process and reevaluating the existing terms to further address the commercial issues raised by the pre-qualified bidders.
lrt1 map cavite extensionAbaya added that the evaluation would be completed in a week, after which next steps in the bidding process will be announced. The goal of the evaluation and the next steps is to ensure that the construction of the LRT1 Cavite extension will proceed in the second half of 2014, as scheduled.