Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade wants to establish a Railway Institute within the Philippines to professionalize the upkeep of railway traces and the quickly to be constructed railway system in Metro Manila.
In a press convention in Malacanang Tuesday (July 18), Tugade mentioned the Railway Institute will guarantee certified professionals will work on the maintenance of the railway techniques.
“Magtatayo ho kami ng Railway Institute, okay. Na kung saan ‘yung mga taong magtatrabaho, maghahanap-buhay sa riles ng tren, sa subway, ay maite-train at mabibigyan ng sapat at tamang pag-aaral kung saan dapat asikasuhin, patakbuhin at imentena ‘yung railway system,” he mentioned.
Tugade mentioned even the cleansing of coaches can be taught on the Railway Institute.
“Pag natapos ho ito, meron ka ng nakapundar na mga tao na pwedeng magtrabaho sa tren at tsaka sa subway,” he mentioned.
All railway staff– from the ticket dispatchers to the cleaners– needs to be accredited by the Railway Institute, Tugade added.
He mentioned the Department of Transportation is at present in talks with the Japan International Cooperation Agency relating to the Railway Institute’s curriculum.
Tugade mentioned the institute will possible be constructed on an enormous space since area is required for the development of simulated rails and coaches.