DOTr to coordinate with QC gov’t on MRT-7 QMC station construction | Inquirer News

DOTr to coordinate with QC gov’t on MRT-7 QMC station construction

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:20 PM February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will coordinate with the Quezon City government about the reported suspension in the construction of the Metro Rail Transit-7 (MRT-7) at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) station.

On Tuesday, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said she has issued a temporary cease and desist order on the above-ground construction of the MRT-7 QMC Station after experts found that the infrastructure is affecting the surface of the QMC, which is a historical landmark.


DOTr Communications Director Goddess Libiran on Wednesday said that the agency is certain that the two parties will be able to “strike a balance” and “obtain a win-win solution.”


“We understand that the concern is about the above-ground structure and that the construction of underground areas may proceed,” she said.

“We will coordinate with the LGU of Quezon City as soon as possible to discuss and clarify this matter,” Libiran added.

The MRT-7 project, which started in August 2016, is now more than 50 percent complete. Once operational, the train is expected to cut travel time between Quezon City and Bulacan from two hours to 34 minutes.

Edited by JPV
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