The Davao People Mover is a proposed monorail line to be built in Davao City, Philippines. The straddle-type monorail line will have 16 stations and 1 depot on a 13 km track. The initial proposal was to build a light rail system, but the Korean firm in charge of the proposal recommended building a monorail instead.
Work was initially estimated to begin construction by 2020, and be complete by 2022. So far the project has not been approved.
Links And Resources
Davao People Mover – Project brief from the Republic of the Philippines Public-Private Partnership Center.
Davao People Mover Project
“The proposed Davao People Mover Project will be located along Barangay Bangkal to Lanang (JP Laurel Avenue), Davao City in the Province of Davao del Sur.”
Modernization of Davao’s Transportation System [PDF]
27th Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships – November 18-19, 2019.
[Along CM Recto Avenue.]
RDC XI endorses reprioritized list of Region’s BBB Flagship Projects – [23/06/20]
“The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI, during its virtual meeting on June 17, 2020 endorses reprioritized list of Davao Region’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) Flagship Projects for endorsement to the Cabinet Economic Development Cluster (EDC)…Following the criteria set by the EDC for the resumption of BBB Projects, RDC XI has prioritized nine (9) projects for the years 2020 to 2022: …Davao People Mover (Monorail)”.
Udenna eyes 3 big-ticket projects in Davao – [03/04/19]
“The monorail project will be under Private Public Partnership (PPP) scheme with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), in which Udenna will build, transfer, operate, maintain the PHP30-billion project for a period of 35 years.
The monorail, he said, is envisioned to be Davao City’s urban mass transit solution with an approximate length of 13 kilometers consisting of 16 stations. It will start from Bangkal passing through City Hall then SM Lanang.”
Construction of Davao monorail to start in 2020 – [30/03/19]
“The Udenna Corporation, a company owned by business tycoon Dennis Ur Jr., hopes to start the construction of the country’s first monorail project in Davao City next year, a company executive said.”
Davao City Transport Roadmap – Summary Report [PDF] – [December 2018]
Monorail project eyed to decongest traffic – [24/10/18]
[Image via Boylakwatsero – 19/10/18]
Feasibility study for Davao People Mover System – [09/09/18]
“This Feasibility Study was prepared for the extension of Line 1 of the Davao People Mover Project from Bajada Interchange to the Davao International Airport.”
Duterte wants monorail for Cebu, Davao cities – [08/06/18]
“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte suggested that Cebu, Davao, and other big cities in the country should have a monorail system or whatever mass transport system that is above road networks to address the worsening traffic problem.”
CEO Dennis Uy intends to bring an urban railway system to Davao – [01/05/18]
“The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has declared the proposal of Udenna Corporation to build the first monorail system in Davao City called the Davao People Mover in accordance with the documentary requirements stated in the BOT Law and its IRR.”
City, foreign investor to sign deal for city’s monorail project – [24/01/17]
“The local government and a Filipino-Chinese-Canadian Transport Investment Group known as Philtram are slated to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on February this year for the monorail project in this city.”
Study on monorail project in Davao City starts in March – [06/01/17]
“A feasibility study on the first monorail project in Davao City will start in March to address the worsening traffic condition in downtown area, a City Hall official said.”
China railway firm to propose monorail train projects in Cebu & Davao City – [10/11/16]
“The proposed monorail project in Cebu City and Davao City which will be built by the Chinese railway firm is already operational in São Paulo, Brazil, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”
Proposed Davao City light rail project to cost 40 billion pesos – [22/10/15]
Davao City backs Light Rail Transit even as ADB study touts bus scheme – [04/11/14]
“The local government continues to support the establishment of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system for this city, even though a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has identified a bus transport scheme as ideal for immediate adoption.”
Republic of the Philippines: Davao Sustainable Urban Transport Project (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction) [PDF] – [December 2013]
Proposed objectives and strategies for land transport include:
improved and sufficient public transport:
i) adopt a mass transit system such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or Light Rail Transit (LRT);
The line will have 16 stations which are located 700–800 meters (2,300–2,600 ft) apart.