Korean firm to study light railway project in Davao City

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014


DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed Monday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Engineering and Construction (KEC) for the conduct of a light railway study in the city.

The MOU provides that the Korean company will conduct a feasibility study in the city to construct a light railway to minimize the congestion of traffic here.

The KEC deals engineering businesses related to road and highway, structure and bridge, tunnel and Geotechnicia, water resources, railway, urban planning and supervision, landscape architecture planning, and construction management business.

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Based on the power point presentation of the KEC yesterday, the main line will travel 13.6 kilometers passing through systematic roads in the city. Chae Kwon II, chief researcher of the KEC, said it will start its feasibility study by September this year.

However, Duterte said the city will still review the offer of the KEC.

“We proposed to send two engineers in Korea before the launching in September,” Duterte said.

He said the city will check on all the angles such as the environmental aspect.

Kwon said they have no estimates yet on the project. “We will know it as soon as we could start the study,” he said.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 17, 2014.

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