Japanese Investors To Build Davao LRT

16Apr08

So, Our mayor Rodrigo Duterte is keen on constructing a light rail transit in Davao City. I like the sound of that. If that is so, then a light rail transit in Davao will be the first ever in the Philippines outside the capital city Metro Manila. The proposed light rail transit will take a route servicing commuters from Toril, Calinan and Lasang. That is basically the entire stretch of Davao City.

It’s about time that Davao will have its own light rail transit. Davao is a huge huge city (one of the largest in the world) its territorial boundaries stretching hundreds of kilometers (forgive me for not giving the exact detail: i’ll do a research on that soon). People within these areas do need an efficient mode of transportation to travel. With this project, it will reduce travel time, its convenient, it will decrease road density, it lessens pollution, increase productivity and some other things that I can think of with its advantages. Its a win win situation and also its a matter of city pride for the Davao residents.

Good luck to Davao City, our mayor Davao City and to the Japanese conglomerate Marubeni with its build operate transfer scheme so that this Davao LRT will be a reality.



14 Responses to “Japanese Investors To Build Davao LRT”

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  2. 2 CalvinDvo

    Actually Metro Cebu is also working on their LRT. BUT I have to stress that it is a project that has multiple LGUs and the Provincial government to support the said project. Davao City on-the-other-hand is doing this solo without any provincial help.

  3. 3 jim

    wow! it’s a nice idea. but i think davao city is not yet ready for a very big project like that. davao city does not have a problem with public transportation right now. there are enough public transpo that services the said areas. i think what we need more is a better network of roads. push through with the coastal road project to ease the slight congestion of vehicles during the rush hour. but, believe me, the congestion there is nothing compared to metro manila. so, freeze the project now and work on it later when the right time comes.

    • 4 Anonymous

      ask yourself when will you be ready? if there is already a problem or prior to the problem in terms of transportation?

  4. jim – “but i think davao city is not yet ready for a very big project like that. davao city does not have a problem with public transportation right now. there are enough public transpo that services the said areas.”

    Its better to ride a fast and comfortable LRT trains than riding a jeepney. I think this LRT is more beneficial to Dabawenyos since most of us are living in suburbs. Its fast and its clean and it will phase out those outdated jeepneys making our road decongested, I’ll say let’s go for it….. Don’t be afraid of change.

  5. 6 joshua mabunga

    Ready or not ready, but our mayor wants it now, even the people here in Davao city, so dapat start na, i believe it will be put thru coastal road fr lasang to toril and other hand in calinan, if that case sunod na yan the panabo city and tagum city in north side, and fr the south side digos city, go go go

  6. 7 salot

    sana tuloy na ang project na yan kasi napag iwanan na ang dvo ng ibang city ng Pilipinas kahit papano mayron na tayong ipagmamalaki.

  7. I THING OO MAGADA PERO SANA MAY SARILI DIN TAYUNG GAWAIN DIBA MAY KASABIHAN TAYO MGA TAGA DAVAO NA SARILING GAWAIN LANG ANG GINAGAWA NATIN NGAYON KAYA GUMANDA ANG ATING EKONIMYA.

    PERO DI EH SILA ANG GUMAGAWA AT NAG PAPA UNLAD SAATING BANSA EH
    BALANG ARAW MAPAPASAKANILA NA TUNG DAVAO DAHIL LAGI SILA ANG GUMAGAWA SA EKONMYA NATIN .

    PWEDE MAG PAGAWA KUNG LIBRE OR WALANG KAPALIT KAHIT ANO JAN.!
    BAKA WALA NA TAYUNG BAHAY DAHIL SAKANILA.!

    IF I WRONG PLEASE R8T ME.!
    MABUHAY MADAYAW DAVAO.!!!!!!!!♥

  8. 9 Roy

    where is it now? or is there a possibility that this project is pursued?

  9. 10 jomolz

    puro na lang project davao samal bridges,LRT and sports complex hangtod kron wla! mamatay nalng ang nagpaabot wla jud!og mamatay nlkng pod ang mga dagkog bulsa.

  10. 11 marwin

    mao sa kadaghan ug gi proposed nila nga project nalibog na cla unsa ila unahon,. wala pa gani nila na sulbad ng mga drinage gamayng ulan lng lunopan daun and dabaw,.

  11. 12 davaopride

    ”dream lang man ni…..maau kung matinood….peru mas gwapo tru tunnel ilang agian para dili pangit tan awon..

  12. aw dream lang diay ni looya pud…

  13. 14 tour

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