DOTC allots P341M for new toilets in airports, MRT, LRT

Posted at 09/17/12 6:01 PM

MANILA, Philipines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is allocating P341 million to rehabilitate and construct more than a thousand public toilets in train stations, airports and seaports. 

The DOTC is starting the bid process for the project, which outgoing Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas says will provide Filipinos with clean and functioning public toilets. 

"These restrooms will subscribe to a common design standard of cleanliness and functionality, less the 'frills and drama' of five-star toilets," he said, in a statement. 

The DOTC is adopting bulk buying to save costs in building new restrooms. The project will be bid out in several lots, allowing more suppliers to participate. 

The P341-million project is composed of two clusters: the P143 million supply and delivery of goods, which has six lots and the P198 million procurement of civil works, consisting of 20 contracts.

Under the project, 111 toilets will be built at the Manila International Airport Authority-managed facilities such as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. 

The MRT-3 and LRT will each have 63 new toilets, while 54 toilets will be built in the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and 36 in the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in the National Capital Region.

The rest of the toilets will be constructed for the provincial offices of the LTO, PNR, Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Philippine Ports Authority. 

Interested providers can bid for any or all of the contracts under this project.