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Megawide Soon to Start Construction of Malolos-Clark Railway Project

by Philippine Resources - April 16, 2021

In the second quarter of this year, Megawide Development Corporation plans to begin construction on phase one of the Malolos-Clark Railway (MCR) network.

The corporation believes that the government's implementation of big infrastructure programs such as the MCRP, the North-South Commuter Rail Project-South Line, and the Metro Manila subway system project would serve as catalysts for the economy to pick up. Megawide's infrastructure pivot was also made possible as a result of this.

“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.

Following a competitive bidding process, the company's Batching Plant, Formworks, and Construction Equipment and Logistics Services (CELS) companies are preparing to supply concrete and support facilities to a consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (Hyundai E&C), Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. (Dong-ah), and Megawide.

Megawide will build two mobile batching plants in the region to ensure effective processing and supply of high-quality ready-mix concrete, whilst the formworks segment has already started erecting temporary facilities at the project site to house various equipment to satisfy the specifications.

The total value of the contracts for the supplies ranges from PHP3.1 billion to PHP2.9 billion for concrete goods, PHP152 million for temporary installations, and PHP59 million for the original equipment procurement contract.

To complement its state-of-the-art pre-cast technology, Megawide continues to expand the capability of its ancillary business units under its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) platform.

It has a 20-hectare industrial complex in Taytay, Rizal, that houses its main precast factory, as well as other ancillary businesses and a large stockyard. For large-scale projects, the firm also operates mobile and strategic site-based batching and pre-cast facilities.

“We believe that on top of our expertise in construction and engineering services, our wide array of integrated EPC services attracts foreign partners as it also gives them access to world-class facilities and products at very competitive prices. This is our game plan all along and we are seeing the benefits as we are able to realize the value along the supply chain,” Saavedra said.  

The MCRP is part of the Department of Transportation's 17-kilometre North-South Commuter Railway network, which will link New Clark City and Clark International Airport to Metro Manila and surrounding cities.


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