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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ayala, Datem, Filinvest and Megawide shortlisted for south metro transport hub project

Four companies have been shortlisted for a P4-billion public transport terminal project in the south of Metro Manila.

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) identified the four qualified bidders for the Integrated Transport System (ITS) - South Terminal as Ayala Land Inc (ALI), Datem Inc, Filinvest Land Inc (FLI) and Megawide Terminals.

DOTC said these four were found to have fulfilled the legal, technical and financial qualification requirements for the project.

They have until April next year to submit their bids.

One of the Aquino administration's public-private partnership (PPP) projects, the ITS - South Terminal will be located near the Food Terminal Inc, the development contract for which ALI earlier bagged.

The project will connect passengers coming from the provinces of Laguna and Batangas to other urban transport systems, such as the future North-South Commuter Rail, city buses, taxis and other public utility vehicles that serve the inner Metro Manila.

The terminal will include a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information systems, ticketing and baggage holding facilities and park-ride facilities.

The winning bidder will build, operate and manage the said terminal for 35 years.

- Interaksyon

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