P350-B Mega Manila subway to kick off construction in January 2019

An artist's concept of the Mega Manila Subway from the government's Build.gov and copy of proposed stops from CNN Philippines

Manila, Philippines - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reportedly set to hold the groundbreaking event for its P350-billion subway project in Metro Manila by January 2019.

Originally, the ceremonial milestone was scheduled on December 19, but was moved next month to give way for Christmas break as also agreed with Japan, which would fund the said project.

According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, the entire subway system is expected to finish by 2025 but the department still hopes to have the first three stations operational by 2022, the same year President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office.

This project, known as the Mega Manila subway, is expected to ease the worsening traffic condition in Metro Manila.

It will also span to at least 25 kilometers, linking Quezon City in the north to Taguig City in the south. Moreover, it will also have an added connection to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The subway’s proposed stations would be located on Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora, North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue, Anonas, Katipunan, Ortigas North, Ortigas South, Kalayaan Avenue, Bonifacio Globe City, Cayetano Boulevard and the Food Terminal Inc. complex.

The Mega Manila subway, once completed, would be the Philippines’ first and only underground train system in the pipeline.

Source: Inquirer

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