Field inspection underway for the Mindanao Railway Project Feasibility Study
Published on October 27, 2017
On April 6, 2017, the Mindanao Railway Project Team led by Mr. Ramon Jimenez conducted the field inspection of the railway alignment in preparation for the feasibility study (F/S) on the Butuan-Nabunturan-Davao Section. The project team was composed of Schema Konsult, Inc., Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP) and Pacific Rim Innovation and Management Exponents, Inc. (PRIMEX),
Representatives from the Central and Regional offices of NEDA and the Department of Transportation joined the team during the field inspection from Butuan City to Agusan del Sur. The field inspection validated the actual condition of the terrain and some critical points such as potential railway station, river crossing and road crossing of the tentative railway alignment in the region. The information gathered will inform the finalization of the railway alignment and F/S preparation.
Also, the data gathered will provide guidelines in the spur lines in strategic cities and municipalities upon completion of the core alignments, specifically from (1) Butuan City-Tagum City-Davao City-Digos City, (2) Iligan City-Cagayan de Oro –Butuan City, and (3) Digos City-Kidapawan-Cotabato-Iligan City. (Engr. Mitchell C. Castillon, NEDA-Caraga)