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Construction of LRT Cavite extension to start in October

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Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) operator Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) said it is on track to begin the construction of the first package of the Cavite extension by October.

In an interview with reporters, LRMC Operations Director Rodrigo P. Bulario said, “The first package, konti na lang ang natitira [very little is left]. So we can start on October Kasi binigay na yung right of way nila eh [Because the right of way has already been given].”

He said less than five percent of the right of way for the first package needs to be obtained.

As part of its concession agreement with the Department of Transportation (DoTr), LRMC is set to extend the LRT-1 Baclaran station to Cavite. Eight stations are set to be built, but the construction is divided into three phases, the first covering five stations from Redentorist to Dr. Santos in Sucat. — Denise A. Valdez