The Philippines is planning to work with Japan for the construction of three or four more subway systems in Metro Manila and Cavite, said Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista.
“As early as now, we are already planning for more subways in Metro Manila because this will ease the traffic,” Bautista told reporters on the sidelines of the Philippine Business Opportunities Forum in Tokyo, Japan last February 10.
Asked for the target date of the completion of more subway projects, the DOTr chief said, “Matagal pa yun…We will have to prepare feasibility studies.”
Bautista said the planned subways might extend to Cavite and may be linked to the still ongoing Metro Manila Subway Project.
The 33-kilometer Metro Manila Subway Project will have 17 stations and will stretch across eight cities from Valenzuela City to FTI-Bicutan in Parañaque City.
It is the first-ever Japan-aided subway in the Philippines which was part of the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” flagship infrastructure program.
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