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Cordillera – Metro Global Holdings Corp., a multinational holdings company
is proposing to build P11.5 billion fully electric public transport system
in Baguio city.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the local
government of Baguio City to do the feasibility studies for the building of
an “intelligent public transport system” that could provide solutions to the
worsening traffic situation in the Central Business District.
According to Baguio PIO, the project is composed of a 4-kilometer elevated
monorail around the central business district area and a series of feeder
lines to be composed of battery-powered buses in an aim to make Baguio City
the first urban center to pilot the green ecosystem and electric-powered
The prosed monorail project will consist eight strategic stations around
the central business district which will be powered by electricity and some
300 battery-powered buses that will service the transportation requirements
of the residents from their residences to the monorail stations and to their
places of work.
The company will shoulder the cost of the project through the
public-private partnership over a 50-year period of the franchise, according
to Robert John Sobrepen֮a, chairman of the Metro Global Holdings