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BGC 26th Avenue picked as train stop

Posted on January 26, 2015 10:28:00 PM [ BusinessWorld Online ]
By Chrisee J. V. Dela Paz, Reporter

THE COUNTRY’s first subway will count 26th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as a train stop, the head of the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said.

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A VIEW of the Fort Bonifacio Global City skyline from the grounds of the Manila Golf and Country Club -- BW FILE PHOTO

A committee of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) committee has picked the upscale street as the site for one of the stations for the proposed P378.33-billion Makati-Pasay-Taguig Mass Transit Loop, PPP Center Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao said.

The decision was made after technical advisors assured the Manila Golf and Country Club that the undertaking will not disrupt the latter’s operations, she added.

But it is the NEDA Board, where President Benigno S. C. Aquino III sits as chairman, that has the last say.

“There’s a preferred alignment attached to the condition for approval, it’s the 26th street [sic] but that’s for the NEDA-ICC (Investment Coordination Committee), it might change in the NEDA Board,” Ms. Canilao told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Makati City on Friday.

“There’s continuous discussion with Manila Golf if it will be felt on the surface. Our technical advisors assured that engineering solutions will be implemented for them not to feel it. They are open to it, the dialog is still continuing,” she added.
                           
The subway system was one of the seven infrastructure projects approved by the NEDA committee last Jan. 14.

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