SYSTRA bags 3 NEDA Feasibility Study Projects

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) within Q1 2019 awarded 3 major feasibility studies to SYSTRA and its strategic partners.

The Feasibility Study for the Revival of the Tarlac-San Jose and Balagtas-Cabanatuan Spur Lines of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be prepared by the SYSTRA Philippines Inc. – Angel Lazaro and Associates International – Philkoei International Inc. Joint Venture  (SYSTRA-ALAI-PHILKOEI JV) over 11 months.  The study seeks to identify the most suitable alignment for a freight service using PNR’s spur lines in the provinces of Bulacan, Cabanatuan, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija.  The project manager for the feasibility study is SYSTRA’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Hervé Laumond.

The second awarded project is the Feasibility Study for a Pampanga Mass Transit System, a 12-month study of the Joint Venture between SYSTRA and ALAI.  Said study shall propose an intraprovince mass transit system for Pampanga, as well as independent business case studies for 2 cities in the same province.  The team for this endeavor is led by Dr. Hussein S. Lidasan, the newly appointed Dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of the Philippines.

Engr. Edgardo Remonte, former Manager of the Philippine National Railways’ Engineer Department, will manage the team conducting the third awarded project, the Feasibility Study of the North Philippine Dry Port Container Rail Transport Service.  This 9-month project aims to determine the most suitable location for an inland port within Central/Northern Luzon, and its link to the Manila North Dry Port.  SYSTRA and MRAIL Incorporated (a subsidiary of the MERALCO Group) have signed this 9-month contract.

All 3 projects include traffic demand forecasting, Value Engineering/Value Analysis components, preliminary design preparation, risk assessments, legal and institutional arrangements, socio-economic analysis, gender and development considerations, and full financial and economic modeling.