Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said his department has hired an engineering design consultant who will ensure continuity of the construction as the project calls for several civil works contracts.This is for the Metro Manila Subway project, the country’s first underground railway system, is under way.
The groundbreaking event for the Metro Manila Subway was last February 27, 2018 at Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City. This is the marked that one of the most awaited awaited project is finally happening. The ceremony was taken over by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade together with the other officials. He was also joined by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda with other Filipino-Japanese consortium like Shimizu Corp., Fujita Corp., Takenaka Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. and locally listed firm like the EEI Corp. They are the companies chosen to construct the said Metro Manila Subway for the first 3 years.
The joint venture will be in charge of designing and constructing the subway’s partial operability section, which consists of its first three underground stations (Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora and North Avenue), tunnel structures, Valenzuela depot and the building and facilities for the Philippine Railway Institute.
This is indeed one of the biggest projects of this year. The subway will have 15 stations, which will run from Quirino Highway to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City and FTI in Taguig. “The system is designed for 10 carts, meaning all the stations can accommodate 10-cart trains,” this is according to Batan.
The subway is expected to cut travel time from Quezon City to NAIA-3 to 30 minutes. This is a very big help to every commuters and we all hope the best for this project.