CALUMPIT, BULACAN-SILA na nagpaganda ng ibang bansa, ngayon ay kabalikat para pagandahin naman ang ating bansa, ito humigit kumulang ang tinuran ni DOTr Sec. Art Tugade matapos makaharap ang mga mangagawa ng Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd na pawang mga dating nagtrabaho sa ibayong dagat.
Sa site visit ni DOTr Secretary sa PNR Construction Yard kung saan matatagpuan ang mga pina fabricate na mga pre cast na components para sa PNR North-South Commuter Railway Project masayang sinalubong mg mga manggagawa ang kalihim tangan ang mga watawat ng kanilang mga pinagtrabahuhang bansa.
Wika nga ng isang inhinyerong nakapanayam ng pahayagang ito kamakailan “the Filipino engineers and construction people practically build the middle east” at tila tama ang tinuran na ito batay sa mga watawat ng mga bansa sa gitnang silangan na iwinawagayway ng mga manggagawa
Ang ang ikalawang site visit ng kalihim ay sa bayan na ito nitong june 14 2021 at kasama niya ang mga Mayor ng Malolos at Governor at Vice Governor ng lalawigang ito.
Itinuturing na mga bagong bayani an gating mga OFW at kabilang din ang kanilang mga remittances sa mga nakadaragdag sa ating GDP ngunit dahil sa pananalasa ng pandemya (COVID-19) karamihan sa kanila ay hindi na nakabalik sa trabaho.///Michael Balaguer, 09262261791, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
31 May 2021
*TUGADE WANTS DISPLACED DRIVERS, CONDUCTORS, OFWs HIRED IN DOTr PROJECTS*
Manila – Department of Transportation Sec. Art Tugade wants drivers and conductors of public utility vehicles; as well as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced by the COVID-pandemic, to be hired and work in DOTr projects such as the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 Project.
During the inspection of the Valenzuela and Bulacan segments of the PNR Clark Phase 1 Project on 26 May 2021, Sec. Tugade said some former 200 OFWs are now working in the project as he encouraged more displaced OFWs to join.
“Nakita n’yo mga tao dito kanina? Sila ay mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Kulang-kulang 200 silang nagta-trabaho dito. Ang sabi ko sa mga contractor, paramihin n’yo pa. Kung mayroon kayong kapitbahay, kamag-anak, mahal sa buhay, kaibigan na gustong maghanapbuhay, papuntahin n’yo dito. Kung qualified, tutulungan natin. Para nang sa gayon ‘yung 200 ay madagdagan pa,” Sec. Art Tugade said.
The DOTr Secretary also called on other displaced workers in the transport sector, including PUV drivers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, to work in DOTr projects.
“Kung may mga kakilala kayong mga kunduktor, mga jeepney driver na gustong maghanapbuhay, kung qualified eh pumunta dito at bibigyan natin sila ng pagkakataon,” Sec. Tugade added.
At least 7,500 workers were employed during the construction of the project, while 2,000 additional jobs will be made available once the project becomes operational, according to Sec. Tugade.
The PNR Clark Phase 1, the railway system that will connect Tutuban in Manila and Malolos in Bulacan, is now at 45.82% overall progress rate. Upon completion, the 38-kilometer rail line is aimed to carry 300,000 passengers daily, and shorten travel time from Malolos, Bulacan to Tutuban, Manila in just 35 minutes, as compared to the previous 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The PNR Clark Phase 1 forms part of the big-ticket 148-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project under the massive “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration.
May 29, 2021
TUGADE: PNR CLARK, CALAMBA TRAINS TO ARRIVE IN DECEMBER 2021
MANILA – The North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) is fast making headway with the arrival of the line’s trains in December 2021, and the arrival of the training simulator for the PNR Clark Phase 1 project between September and October 2021, Secretary Art Tugade announced Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
“’Yung mga tren na gagamitin sa proyektong ito ay darating na sa December. Mayroon tayong lugar na tinatayo ng DOTr na paglalagyan ng simulator. Ito ang gagamitin para sa training ng mga taong magpapatakbo at gagabay sa proyektong ito. Handa na ‘hong dumating ang mga simulator ng September o October,” Tugade said of the PNR NSCR Project, of which he made stops to inspect the Valenzuela and Bulacan segments of the project.
GIRDERS TO BE SET ON PILES STARTING JUNE
With four attempts to build it, the PNR Clark Phase 1 project did not take off until the Duterte administration took office. At present, the construction of the rail project is at a 45.82% overall progress rate, the transportation chief said. He added that girders will be set on piles over the next two weeks.
“Yung mga girders na nakikita n’yo diyan, sa susunod na dalawang linggo, ipapatong na ‘yan sa mga nakikita n’yong piles, then makikita ninyo na itong proyektong ito ay talaga namang tuloy-tuloy na at nagkakatotoo,” Tugade said.
Conceptualized in 1993 and with funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the PNR Clark Phase 1 Project is a 38-kilometer railway that runs from the Tutuban Station in Manila through the cities of Caloocan, Valenzuela and the municipalities of Meycuayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto and ends in Malolos, Bulacan.
Meanwhile, the PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos – Clark line), on the other hand, is a 54-kilometer rail line, which will connect Malolos, Bulacan and Clark, Pampanga. The project will also feature the country’s first-ever Airport Express, which will slash travel time from the Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga to Makati City to about an hour.
Shelved for two decades, the PNR Clark Phase 2 Project is now at a 28.79% overall progress rate.
Completing the PNR NSCR Project is the PNR Clark Phase 3 Manila – Calamba section.
The NSCR Project forms part of the Duterte administration’s flagship “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure development program, which aims to provide efficient mass transportation and spur economic activity in the country.