Meralco confirms its support for infrastructure projects

Manila Electric Company (Miralco) has recommitted its support to the government’s efforts in developing the transportation infrastructure essential to the country’s recovery from the pandemic and economic growth.

In a meeting with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Meralco President and CEO Atty. Ray Espinoza emphasized the assistance of the energy distributor by continuing and revitalizing pole transmission activities in support of the Agency’s ongoing and planned transmission projects geared towards greatly benefiting the public.

“As the largest power distribution utility in the country, Meralco understands the importance of stable and reliable electrical service to the timely completion and efficient operations of DOTr infrastructure projects,” said Espinosa.

Among the new transmission projects requiring significant power supply are the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Packages 2 and 3 and the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) from Calamba to Batangas; MRT-4; LRT-2 East Cogeo Extension; the LRT-2 western extension; LRT-6 Cavite Line A; MRT-7 Extension Project; EDSA Greenways; EDSA Bus Rapid Transit-Busway Concourse; Pasig River Highway; the southern access link highway; and the northern access link.

Meralco is also currently undertaking a pole repositioning project to support the ongoing construction of the NAIAx-EDSA Tramo Connecting Ramp and Skyway Phase 4 ramp.

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In May 2019, Meralco and DOTr signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) confirming close coordination between the two parties for the timely completion of the joint terminal, LRT-1 Cavite Extension, MRT-7, Metro Manila Metro, PNR South Long Haul (from Manila) . to Sorsogon), and the three phases of the north-south rail system, namely PNR North 1 (from Tutopan to Malolos, Bulacan), PNR North 2 (from Malolos to Clark, Pampanga), and PNR South Commuter (from Solis to Calamba). , Lagoon).

Likewise, Meralco and DOTr work together to ensure that the necessary permits, rights of way, permits, access and authority are granted to properties under its jurisdiction in a timely manner, so that Meralco can fully implement and continuously operate the relevant relocation projects. electrical utilities.

Since 2020, Meralco has moved more than 2,500 poles and activated 21 facilities to support government infrastructure projects.

“We are grateful to Meralco for its renewed commitment to supporting our projects,” said Jaime Bautista, Secretary of the State Department. “Long before these projects became operational, Meralco was and remains a loyal partner in providing the vital energy for these projects to thrive.”

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