Representatives from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Embassy of Japan conducted a site visit at the MRT-3 depot on August 15, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
“The site visit is part of Japan’s commitment to extend official development assistance for the MRT-3’s rehabilitation and maintenance efforts through a loan agreement,” it added.
Japan is willing to provide 38.101 billion yen or approximately 18.4 billion pesos for the rehabilitation and maintenance of the MRT Line -3 railway.
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in response to a request from the Government of the Philippines, Japan will provide the funds necessary to rehabilitate the MRT Line 3 appropriately and utilize the technology of Japan to upgrade the line to quality infrastructure, thereby improving the safety and comfort of the railway.
“It is expected that due to the rehabilitation of the MRT3 Line, approximately twice as many trains as currently will run appropriately by 2022 (two years after the completion of the project), greatly improving their transport volume, alleviating the serious traffic congestion in Metro Manila, and contributing to the alleviation of air pollution and climate change,” it added.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1182221068583694; https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press4e_002083.htm