NEWS


  • PNR Clark Phase 1, 2 completion on track; PNR ends 2020 with 7 routes, 34 stations, 11 new train sets

    Publish Date : 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – The completion of the first two segments of the massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project is on track, as Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade pushes to fast track the construction of big-ticket railway infrastructure projects to meet their target start of operations. “We have a lot of catching up to do with so little time left. Itong proyekto na ito, gusto ko, agad ‘yang mapakinabangan ng tao. That’s why I have been pushing, and pressuring the Rai...... read more
  • LRT-2 East Extension Project's start of operations eyed in April 2021

    Publish Date : 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – Rail commuters coming from and to the east side of Metro Manila will soon experience a more convenient travel as the two (2) new additional stations of the LRT-2 East Extension Project will finally commence operations on 27 April 2021. The two new stations – the Marikina Station (in front of the Sta. Lucia mall and Robinsons) and the Antipolo Station (in front of SM Masinag) – will have a soft opening on 26 April 2021, and will immediately start operations the next day. As of 31 J...... read more
  • DOTr Maritime sector gears up for recovery through infrastructure projects, transformational initiatives, stronger maritime workforce

    Publish Date : 3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its attached agencies under the Maritime sector, has conveyed an “all hands on deck” approach in carrying out recovery efforts in maritime operations and in building various transport infrastructure, as the country starts to ease restrictions and rollout vaccination programs nationwide. In a virtual press briefing today, 03 March 2021, officials from the DOTr Maritime sector, composed of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), the Philip...... read more
  • DOTr: Big-ticket rail infrastructure projects for partial operations before the end of President Duterte’s term

    Publish Date : 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – Officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its attached agencies reported that a number of big-ticket infrastructure projects of the Railways Sector will be completed, or will have partial operations this year up to before the end of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's term in 2022. In a virtual media briefing yesterday, 24 February 2021, rail transport officials presented the status of various railway projects in the country. They also provided updates on current and sched...... read more
  • DOTr, MIAA inaugurate upgraded NAIA airside facilities; Increase in maximum allowable commercial flight movement in country’s premier gateway seen

    Publish Date : 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea led the inauguration this morning, 16 February 2021, of the upgraded airside facilities of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which aims to increase the maximum allowable commercial aircraft movement in the country’s primary gateway. The completed repair and cement overlay of NAIA’s Runway 13/31 and the construction of an additional holding area (H5) at Runway 13 (153...... read more
  • DOTr unveils Cutter Head of the first Tunnel Boring Machine for Metro Manila Subway Project

    Publish Date : 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – The underground works for the ‘Project of the Century’ – the Metro Manila Subway – will finally commence soon as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) unveils the gigantic Cutter Head of the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to be used in the line's construction. The unveiled Cutter Head will be attached to "Kaunlaran," the first of six TBMs intended for use in the partial operability section of the subway. The unveiling was held during the Arrival Ceremony at the Manila North Cent...... read more
  • Japan financed Light Rail Vehicles manufactured in Spain for LRT1 Extension Project unveiled

    Publish Date : 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA - The first set of the 4th generation light rail vehicles (LRVs) to be used for the LRT-1 and its extension line - the much-awaited LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project was unveiled on 26 January 2020. In the arrival ceremony held at the Manila Harbor, transport officials led by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, graced the event, together with officials of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), and members of the diplo...... read more
  • Bicol International Airport construction overall progress rate now at 72 percent

    Publish Date : 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

    DARAGA, ALBAY – Construction of the Bicol International Airport (BIA), which is touted as the “Most Scenic Gateway” in the country, is moving at a fast pace. At present, construction work at the BIA has been logged at 72.2 percent overall progress rate, considering that actual construction of the airport only started in December 2016. As of 13 January 2021, Package 2A of the BIA development project is now 88.2 percent complete. Construction work in Package 2A is being handled by the Su...... read more
  • MRT3 REACHES 60KPH OPERATING SPEED

    Publish Date : 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

    Passengers just got an early Christmas gift from MRT-3 after the rail line boosted its train operating speed to 60kph yesterday, 07 December 2020, cutting the average time between trains to only 3.5 to 4 minutes (20 trains at 60kph) from the previous 8 to 9.5 minutes (20 trains at 30kph). With this, travel time from North Avenue station to Taft Avenue will be shortened to only 50 minutes from the previous 1 hour and 15 minutes. The improvement in train speed is a result of rail replaceme...... read more
  • Tunnel Boring Machines to start arriving by January 2021

    Publish Date : 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

    MANILA – The Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP), which is dubbed as the “Project of the Century”, is still alive despite present challenges and the global crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the message conveyed by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, as the DOTr, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the MMSP Japanese partners, unveiled today the first of the six (6) Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) to be used for the construction of the co...... read more
  • CONTRACT PACKAGES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PNR CLARK PHASE 2 (MALOLOS-CLARK) SIGNED

    Publish Date : 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

    The country’s first airport railway express service will soon start construction as the first two (2) contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project were signed on 01 August 2020.   Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the commencement of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark Inter...... read more
  • BUILD, BUILD, BUILD FOR THE FUTURE

    Publish Date : 7/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

    Aligned with the Duterte Administration' s vision to usher the nation into the Golden Age of Infrastructure, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) continues to work non-stop in transforming the country's transportation system into one that will provide better mobility and connectivity across all regions. With less than two years left under this Administration, the DOTr, under the strong-willed leadership of Secretary Arthur Tugade, has already forged ahead in giving the Filipinos long-term ...... read more
  • "BUILD, BUILD, BUILD" CONTINUES

    Publish Date : 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

    The completion of the Duterte administration's flagship program continues despite the present health crisis in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This is the message conveyed by government officials led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea during the formal opening of the Roxas Exit of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx), a project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), today, 15 July 2020. "TPLEX will also help boost economic deve...... read more
  • WORLD’S FIRST AIRPORT-DEDICATED COVID-19 PCR TESTING LAB

    Publish Date : 7/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

    In compliance with the directive of DOTr Secretary Art Tugade for airports to have a dedicated molecular laboratory, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) together with the GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), begins operations of the World’s First Airport-Dedicated COVID-19 PCR Testing Laboratory.    The 400-sqm. laboratory is designed to process 1,500 to 3,000 tests per day with test results available after 24 hours, the shortest time in the country to release swa...... read more
  • ON THE NAIA CONSORTIUM’S UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL

    Publish Date : 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

    In a letter sent to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) on 6 July 2020, the NAIA Consortium expressed that they will have difficulty obtaining financing for the NAIA Rehabilitation Project under the terms and conditions as approved by the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) and the NEDA Board, unless such terms and conditions are revised in accordance with their proposal as contained in their letter dated 5 June 2020.   In view of this, and upon the recommendation of the NAI...... read more
  • MODERNIZATION OF DAVAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCHES CLOSER TO IMPLEMENTATION AFTER GETTING NEDA-ICC APPROVAL

    Publish Date : 1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

    The modernization of the Davao International Airport is moving closer to being implemented after the unsolicited proposal submitted by Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. secured a clearance from the National Economic and Development Authority -Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC). The P48.9 billion operate-add-transfer project aims to boost passenger traffic at the airport by up to 15.1 million passengers per annum. The project’s phase 1 period is calendared to start this year and is se...... read more
  • NEDA BOARD APPROVES MINDANAO RAILWAY PROJECT - PHASE 1

    Publish Date : 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has confirmed the earlier approval given by the NEDA Investment Coordination Committee - Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) for the Tagum-Davao-Digos segment or Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP-TDD). In its meeting on Friday, 29 November 2019, the NEDA Board confirmed the 10 July 2019 and 27 September 2019 approvals given by the ICC-CabCom for the project. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade thanked the decision of the NEDA Boar...... read more
  • NEDA BOARD OKS DOTr's HIGH PRIORITY BUS SYSTEM FOR DAVAO CITY

    Publish Date : 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved the Davao Public Transport Modernization Project (DPTMP) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday, 29 November 2019. Scheduled for implementation from 2020 to 2023, the DPTMP aims to provide an efficient and affordable mode of transport for Davaoeños through the delivery of a modern High Priority Bus System (HPBS). With the HPBS, interconnected bus services will be prioritized along the 137 kilometers core ne...... read more
  • NEDA BOARD GREENLIGHTS UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL FOR BOHOL-PANGLAO AIRPORT O&M PROJECT

    Publish Date : 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The unsolicited proposal by the Aboitiz Group for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) was given the green light on Friday, 29 November 2019, by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board. The project, with an estimated capital expenditure of PhP3.8 billion, involves the operations and maintenance of the BPIA, including initial enhancement and installation of internal fit-outs of existing facilities (Phase 1 from 2020 to 2021), a...... read more
  • SANGLEY AIRPORT'S MAIDEN OPERATIONAL DRY RUN A SUCCESS

    Publish Date : 10/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Sangley Airport has successfully commenced its operational dry run today, 29 October 2019. During the dry run, Sangley Airport welcomed without a hitch its maiden cargo flight – an ATR 72-500 cargo freighter from Cebu Pacific operated by CebGo. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade witnessed the arrival of the maiden flight, together with Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla and officials from the DOTr, its attached agencies, Philippine Air Force, and the Philippine Nav...... read more