AFAB, Governor Garcia meets with LRMC, Eyes Cable Car Transport System for the FAB
The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) Business Development Committee (BDC) members headed by Deputy Administrator for Operations Alewijn Aidan K. Ong together with the Provincial Government of Bataan headed by Bataan Governor, Albert S. Garcia met with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) officials namely Amelia Sept S. Ponio and Carlos C. Tan Jr. for an investment briefing at the AFAB Admin Building, FAB, Mariveles, Bataan.
The meeting focused primarily on the development and construction of innovative transport system such as a cable car public transport system to help ease road congestion at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). This project is seen as a major step in the improvement of transportation services to accommodate the increasing number of workers in the FAB.
Governor Garcia emphasized how the FAB is the perfect area to implement a cable car system due to its topography and that the AFAB offers the best incentives in the country to date as well as superior facilities and business facilitation system. He also mentioned that if the project will push through, the cable car public transport system shall be the first of its kind in the country.
Also in attendance were Vice Chairperson of the AFAB Board Directors Aurelio C. Angeles, Jr., Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) General Manager Bong F. Pizarro and Bataan-Baseco Joint Venture, Inc. (BBJVI) President Edgardo S. Ruiz.
Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL) engaged in the development, construction, operation, maintenance, repair, management and other allied businesses involving railways and railroad projects and other transport systems.