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Sumitomo to return as MRT 3 maintenance provider

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 05:21 PM November 29, 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Wednesday that it will rehire the services of Sumitomo Corporation for the maintenance of Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT).

DOTr has terminated the service provider Busan Universal Rail Inc. following frequent breakdowns of MRT trains.

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The agreement between the Philippines and Japan for Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to operate once again is expected to be signed before year-end.

“Pursuant to the Philippines-Japan infrastructure development cooperation framework, discussions with the Government of Japan (GOJ) have progressed and an agreement is already scheduled to be signed before year-end,” the statement said.

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Part of the contract is the “maintenance and rehabilitation service provider with an indicative term of 3 years.”

Sumitomo-Mitsubishi designed and built the past system of MRT 3 from the year 1998-2000 and maintained it from 2000-2012.

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