Philippines: President Marcos Jr. signs contract for Metro Manila Subway Project

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. witnesses the contract signing of Contract Package 102 (CP102) – Quezon Avenue Station and Contract Package 103 (CP103) – Anonas and Camp Aguinaldo Stations of the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) in a ceremony at the President’s Hall in Malacañang Palace on Thursday (November 3).

The project partially fulfills the Administration’s plan to provide an efficient mass transport system in the Philippines.

The Metro Manila Subway will be the Philippines’ first underground railway system.

The railway system stretches 33 kilometers from Valenzuela City to the FTI-Bicutan in Parañaque City, with a line linking to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

Once fully operational, it can accommodate around 519,000 passengers per day.

It is also expected to reduce travel time from Quezon City to NAIA from one and a half hours to 35 minutes.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reports that the project will generate more than 18,000 jobs during construction, boost economic activity in nearby areas, and create business opportunities once completed.

The MMSP receives funding from the Japanese government via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). BKM/ Expat Media

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