Sec. Bautista tells NSCR contractors: Prioritize safety at construction sites

Sec. Bautista tells NSCR contractors: Prioritize safety at construction sites

CONTRACTORS of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) System must ensure that safety of workers are guaranteed at construction sites throughout the implementation of the project, Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista stressed Thursday.

“We give special attention to how our contractors prioritize safety throughout project implementation,” Secretary Bautista said during the opening of the pre-cast yard for the North South Commuter Railway Project in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

“I therefore urge our contractors – the joint venture of Hyundai Engineering and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering – as well as other contractors building the various segments of the NSCR, to always focus on safety throughout the construction sites,” he added.

Sec. Bautista emphasized that workers’ safety must be paramount in any construction project.

“I would prefer a delayed project but with no record of accident at the workplace. Of course, on-time completion with no accident is better,” he said.

The North South Commuter Railway Project’s Contract Package S-04 is an 8.5 kilometer project that includes elevated viaducts and stations in Alabang and Muntinlupa.

Contract Package S05, meanwhile, is a 12.8 kilometer project, which includes viaducts and stations in San Pedro, Pacita, Biñan and Sta. Rosa in Laguna.

Contract Package S06, on the other hand, covers 10.22 kilometers of viaducts and stations in Cabuyao, Banlic, and Calamba in Laguna.

Co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the 147-kilometer NSCR System will connect Metro Manila, Pampanga, Bulacan and Laguna.

Once operational, it will reduce travel time from Clark, Pampanga to Calamba, Laguna by less than two hours and accommodate 800,000 passengers daily.


Editor’s Note: This article has been sourced from the Department of Transportation – Philippines Facebook Page.


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