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PHL Mega Manila Subway
« on: August 21, 2017, 02:59:00 AM »
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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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 12:21:59 AM »
$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).