Manila to have its first underground transport system by 2024

The Secretary of Philippines’ Department of Transportation, Arthur Tugade, announced that the by 2024, the country will have its first underground metro system, linking Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in Manila.
The construction of the project will be launched in 2020 and it is valuated at PHP 227 billion (USD 4.5 billion). The project will be included in the national budget, with additional funding coming from loans.
“It is targeted that this project will be started on the 4th quarter of 2020, that’s what the project proponent says. I’m trying to push to start it by 2019. Completed date will be the 2nd quarter of 2024,” said Tugade.
Called “Mega Manila Subway”, the project proposed the construction of 25 km lines and 13 stations, but it is in the development stage and the feasibility study will be elaborated by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
An agreement between Philippines and Japan may be signed in November, on the occasion of the the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participation at Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.
The Mega Manila Subway is one of several railway projects the Duterte administration intends to launch. This includes the Philippine National Railway (PNR) North and South Lines, Mindanao Railway, and the Subic-Clark Cargo Railway.

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