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PHL Mega Manila Subway
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:59:00 PM »
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PHL-Japan to start designing Mega Manila Subway in Nov. | GMA news - August 17, 2017
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Japan and the Philippines will start designing the P227-billion Mega Manila Subway in November, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said on Thursday.

"The subway I think is going to be the project of the century for the Philippines. Designing of that will be in November when Prime Minister Abe will come for the ASEAN Summit," he said in a press conference in Quezon City.

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The P227-billion Mega Manila Subway was introduced as the Mass Transit System Loop or the Light Rail Transit Line 5 under the administration of former President Benigno S.C Aquino III.

It will be a 25-kilometer underground mass rail system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year.
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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 03:21:59 PM »
$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA | Rappler - September 07, 2017
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From an earlier projection of $4.4 billion (P225.17 billion), the estimated project cost went up to $7 billion (P358.25 billion).

"In most of our neighboring countries in Asia, you can reach the city without ever leaving the platform. So, economic managers thought we're going to build a subway anyway, so why not push to extend it to NAIA? It just makes perfect sense. The extension will mean greater connectivity and improved passenger comfort and convenience," Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade was quoted as saying.

Once the NEDA Board, headed by Duterte, approves the project, it will then be implemented by the transportation department. The project will be funded via official development assistance (ODA) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 04:27:35 AM »
Gov’t lines up priority infrastructure for 2019
August 29, 2018 | 12:32 am

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter

http://www.bworldonline.com/govt-lines-up-priority-infrastructure-for-2019/

THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION has lined up the start of P36.23 billion worth of large-scale flood control, road and railway projects next year, which marks the midterm of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

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For road and bridge projects under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the list consists of the P3.57-billion Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, P2.34-billion Road Upgrading and Preservation Project and the P1.85-billion first phase of the Central Luzon Link Expressway Project.

Also to be implemented by DPWH are the P2.2-billion first phase of the Metro Manila Flood Management Project and the P1.68-billion Flood Risk Management Project covering areas adjacent to the Cagayan, Tagoloan and Imus Rivers.

Next year also marks the start of five railway projects under the Department of Transportation, namely: the P14.04-billion, 37.9-kilometer Philippine National Railway (PNR) North 1 linking Tutuban in Metro Manila and Malolos, Bulacan; the P2.91-billion 102-kilometer first phase of the Mindanao Railway Project that will run through Digos, Davao and Tagum cities in Mindanao; the P1.52-billion first phase of the Metro Manila Subway Project that will include the first three stations along Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora and North Avenue, in Quezon City; and the P1.42-billion PNR South Commuter Solis-Los Baños Project.

The government will also provide a P4.7-billion subsidy for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3.

MAKING UP FOR PAST NEGLECT

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Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark A. Villar said in the same forum that the government has “never spent so much in the history of the department with a 40% higher disbursement rate.”

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 05:03:27 PM »
https://www.jica.go.jp/english/news/press/2017/180316_02.html

March 16, 2018
Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to a mitigation of traffic congestion in Metro Manila through the construction of the first subway in the Philippines

On March 16, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in Manila to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 104.53 billion yen for the Metro Manila Subway Project (Phase 1) (I).

The project will construct the first subway (13 stations underground, approximately 25 kilometers in length) in the Philippines to connect Quezon City in the northern part of Metro Manila to Parañaque in the southern part, thereby accommodating the increasing transportation needs and alleviating serious traffic congestion in Metro Manila. The loan funds will be allocated to: 1) constructing stations, underground tunnels between stations, depot and other public works, 2) procuring rail systems and rolling stocks, and 3) consulting services (including tender assistance, construction supervision and Transit Oriented Development support [1]).

The Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) [2] is applied to the project, and it is expected that Japanese technologies and goods such as underground tunnel excavation method, tunnel construction technique in narrow space, signaling systems and rolling stocks will be utilized for the project.

Metro Manila is 620 square kilometers in size, about the same as the 23 wards of Tokyo, and the population has rapidly increased from 7.92 million people in 1990 to 12.87 million in 2015, growing by approximately 1.6 times, which leads to high population density and serious traffic congestion. However, the total length of the 3 urban railway lines servicing in Metro Manila is merely 50 kilometers, and the construction of railway system is lagging behind the needs, which results in further traffic congestion. The social and economic loss caused by the traffic congestion is estimated to be approximately 3.5 billion pesos (approximately 7.4 billion yen, at the February 2018 rate), showing how the severe traffic congestion leads to lower the international competitiveness of the Philippines.

In response to these circumstances, JICA supported the formulation of “the Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas (Region III & Region IV-A)” (or called “Infrastructure Roadmap”) in 2014. The highest priority of the Infrastructure Roadmap is the development of two large-scale public transportation networks in the north-south direction (north-south backbones) to strengthen the connectivity between Metro Manila and suburbs in the north and south. The Metro Manila Subway will be one of the north-south backbones, together with the North-South Commuter Railway project (NSCR), which is also supported by a Japanese ODA loan.

1: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) refers to the design of a compact area around stations for mixed residential and commercial uses in order to minimize the demand for private transport and to encourage transit ridership in public transport modes whose stops are located at walking distances from each other.
2: STEP refers to special assistance terms for promoting the visibility of Japanese aid through a transfer of outstanding Japanese technology and expertise to developing nations. The main contract is Japan tied and subcontracting is general untied. Although the main contract allows a joint venture with the borrowing country, a Japanese company must be the leading partner in such an arrangement.

2. Executing Agency
Department of Transportation
Address: S. Osmeña, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: +63-2-790-8400

3. Planned Implementation Schedule
(1) Completion of project: September 2025 – when the facilities are put into service
(2) Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including construction supervision): March 2018
(3) Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Partial Operation Section Civil Works Package
Release date: March 2018 (Already released)

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 03:01:11 PM »
Mega Manila Subway set for December groundbreaking
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Posted at Oct 31 2018 12:34 PM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/31/18/mega-manila-subway-set-for-december-groundbreaking?fbclid=IwAR0-aJ9uFOKMy-1JGGccGt4GYuKpX-wO2tyOnzG5p63sfpaqv5uKiULffbs

MANILA - The Mega Manila Subway is set for groundbreaking in December, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said Wednesday.

Construction was also set for 2019, ahead of its initial 2020 timeline, Tugade said in a press briefing. The loan agreement for the project was signed in March.

The first 3 stations will be partially operational by 2022, according to the DOTr.

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 11:54:45 AM »
Construction of PH’s first-ever subway starts
Updated February 27, 2019, 9:47 PM
By Genalyn Kabiling

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/02/27/construction-of-phs-first-ever-subway-starts/?fbclid=IwAR1UxnZRv_tXP5cErmKOxDRAkEBHu9EgKKhSLH318GYsIXKIvKtGJ9_8M3M

Defying the naysayers, who alleged the subway project can never be done, Malacañang has vowed its “all-out support” for the construction of the country’s first-ever underground railway system.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said they would be closely monitoring the subway project and appealed to the public to be patient as the massive project starts.

“The critics say it can never be done. The cynics say it is just a dream. We are pleased to announce today’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Metro Manila Subway, which will be the first-ever underground railway system in the Philippines,” Panelo said.

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 09:27:57 AM »
Parts of tunnel boring machine for MM subway arrive
By Aerol John Pateña  May 30, 2019, 6:11 pm Share

MANILA -- Parts of the tunnel boring machine for the Metro Manila Subway Project have started to arrive in the country.

Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddess Hope Libiran on Thursday said the cutter head of the boring machine arrived in the Batangas Port last March 28, which will pave way for the start of the tunneling works for the subway system next year.

“Tunneling in between stations with the use of TBM (tunnel boring machine) will start by the second quarter of next year. The digging and excavation for stations will start 4th quarter of this year,” Libiran told reporters.

“After the station boxes are excavated, the TBM will be lowered into the station box so that it can proceed with the boring/tunneling between station boxes,” she added.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in an earlier interview with reporters that the project will require the excavation of around five million cubic meters of soil equivalent to 2,500 Olympic sized pools.

A 6.9-meter diameter tunnel boring machine weighing over 600 tons manufactured by Japanese firm Hitachi Zosen Sakai Works will be used for the construction of the Metro Manila Subway.

The 36-kilometer Metro Manila Subway will have 15 stations from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City and FTI in Taguig City which will traverse seven localities and pass through three of Metro Manila’s business districts.

The subway system is expected to have its partial operations with three stations namely Quirino Highway-Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora, and North Avenue by 2022 with its full operations set in 2025.

It is seen to serve up to 370,000 passengers daily during its first year of full operations with a design capacity of accommodating up to 1.5 million passengers per day. (PNA)

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 04:04:34 PM »
Diggings for P350-B metro subway plan to start in Q4
By: Miguel R. Camus - @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM July 24, 2019

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will launch early excavation activities for its Metro Manila subway—one of the largest projects under the administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program—before the end of 2019.

Gary de Guzman, Transportation undersecretary for finance, said on Tuesday that the country’s first underground train was among a host of projects aimed at easing Metro Manila’s traffic woes.

The DOTr led a groundbreaking ceremony for the P350-billion Metro Manila subway project last February. It said actual drilling will start in 2020 once it completes the assembly of a tunnel boring machine.

The DOTr and Japanese contractors, including design and construction giant Shimizu Corp., are currently overseeing the assembly of the boring machine, which will clear a path for the 36-kilometer underground train that will run from Quezon City to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.

De Guzman added that the DOTr was hoping to finish the first three subway stations by the fourth quarter 2021. These are the Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue and Tandang Sora stations.

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2019, 03:04:01 AM »
Tugade says no more change in alignment for subway project
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is bent on proceeding with the construction of the country’s first underground railway with the current alignment intact amid a call from the Senate Committee on Public Services to put on hold the subway project.

“The alignment will not be moved anymore because that is approved already per studies,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

Tugade said it is important that construction of the subway be started immediately as it is one of the key projects to ease Metro Manila’s traffic congestion.

He said discussions about changing the project’s alignment could only lead to its delay.

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The Senate Committee on Public Services earlier this month started looking into the realignment of stations in the proposed subway project, which reportedly crosses a major earthquake fault.

Reports said the Metro Manila subway as proposed by the DOTr apparently deviated from the original proposal by a joint NEDA-JICA team that ensured that it would not pass through hazards or danger zones.

Committee chairperson Sen. Grace Poe had indicated that the committee would ask the DOTr to put on hold the subway project that originally cost around P220 billion and has ballooned to P356 billion because of the changes made to the stations’ locations.

Tugade earlier said construction works for the project is targeted to start by the latter part of the year, with its partial operability consisting of the first three underground stations to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

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Full operation is eyed by 2025.


Read more at https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/10/21/1961816/tugade-says-no-more-change-alignment-subway-project?fbclid=IwAR3QT9r7AODcjqwm6juHh44iMguWf8KYLvGDY5HnMEAPvgAn9kPRM9Rxp4I#8yv0FrsdzFOOCoI7.99

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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 10:24:05 AM »
https://twitter.com/rex_gatchalian/status/1100632841996521473

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The new Subway Depot in Valenzuela will open up the city to more jobs for Valenzuelanos, more investments for the city as the city becomes more accessible. Big things coming into the city. 1st the Northrail Depot in Malanday...now the Subway Depot in Ugong...




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Re: PHL Mega Manila Subway
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2019, 09:16:49 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/2615770915175406/

Sinimulan na ang Metro Manila Subway project, na kauna-unahang underground railway system sa Pilipinas. Ginhawa raw ito sa commuters, pero habang ginagawa ito, kailangan munang mag-tiis sa matinding traffic.