THE inventors of the magnetic levitation (maglev) system for transportation ties up with the ACES Polytechnic College of Panabo City to open a research institute which will cater to students who are interested to learn maglev engineering.
ACES PRIME Polytechnique Research Institute for Maglev Energy, Experiments, and Engineering breaks the ground today to pave way for the commencement of its construction.
President and CEO of ACES Polytechnic College of Panabo, Dr. Francisco dela Peña said, "We are going to make it successful, we will provide all the things that is available for all levels."
The partnership of the two companies keeps the dream of inventor, Jose Guardo Jr. to build the maglev city loop train alive.
The maglev train as written earlier is Guardo's answer to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the country.
But as how Project Delta Chairman and President of Davao Inventors Association (DIA) sees it, "if we rely alone on the promised budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) it will seem that the implementation of this project will be put into hold."
DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) guaranteed the Maglev Vision Corporation a P29 million budget to complete working prototype. It has yet to be approved by the national office.
"Money is not a problem but it is not enough," said Maglev Vision Corporation Chairman Domingo Peñalosa who has extended financial contribution to the team.
The frictionless maglev train coveys lesser maintenance as it works on permanent magnet to levitate.
If the local government unit approves the project, it will also provide employment to Dabawenyos as Guardo assured that they will prioritize them in manpower of the new transportation.