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Subway tunnel boring to start in 2H 2021

THE Transportation department said Thursday that tunneling work on the first phase of the Metro Manila subway project is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021.

Gov’t hoping to award contract for subway train sets by Nov.

THE Transportation department said it hopes to award in November the contract for the rolling stock package of the Metro Manila Subway Phase 1.

J-Trec group bids for subway train sets

ONLY the joint venture of Sumitomo Corp. and Japan Transport Engineering Co. (J-Trec) submitted on Monday a bid proposal to provide train sets for the Metro Manila Subway Project Phase 1, the Transportation department said.

Gov’t adds more stations to Metro Manila subway

THE Metro Manila subway will now have 17 stations, after the Transportation department decided to expand the original plan to include more stations.

Subway project to boost Philippine construction sector

By Denise A. Valdez, Reporter FITCH Solutions said it raised its growth forecast for the Philippine construction and railway sectors this year with the expected...

China Railway unit tapped to build $3.7-billion Makati City subway

PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) has inked a deal with China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. (CCECC) for its $3.7-billion Makati City Subway Project.

Preparatory work on Makati City subway begins

THE Makati City government and the consortium led by Philippine Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) broke ground on Wednesday the $3.7-billion Makati City Subway Project which aims to build an intracity railway system in the business district.

Subway builder eyes ferries

TO EASE traffic congestion in the country’s main financial center, there’s no way to go but underground and afloat, said businessman Antonio L. Tiu, who is leading a venture for one of two subway projects in the capital region.

Groundbreaking for $3.7-billion Makati subway expected by end of 2018 —...

THE PROPOSED $3.7-billion subway in the country’s financial district may break ground by the end of 2018, the Makati City government said.

IRC to implement structural changes ahead of Makati subway construction

IRC Properties, Inc. is making key structural changes to its company in preparation for the construction of its proposed subway system in Makati. In a...

IRC gets original proponent status for Makati mass transport system

IRC Properties, Inc. secured original proponent status from the Makati government for its proposed $3.7-billion intra-city rail transport system.

Untangling the gridlock: A look into the Philippines’ first subway project

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino Special Features Writer One big problem that hampers the Philippines in maximizing its economic potential is the worsening traffic congestion in...

Philippines, Japan sign first tranche of loan deal for subway line

THE PHILIPPINE government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) inked on Friday, March 16, the first tranche of the loan agreement for the...

Subway expected to reduce economic cost of traffic — JICA

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter CONSTRUCTION of the Philippines’ first subway line is expected to start later this year, with authorities hoping to...

Philippines to secure first tranche of loan from Japan for subway...

The Philippines is targeting to secure next month an initial loan line from Japan for the construction of the country’s first subway line, as...

15 key infrastructure projects being readied for 2018 launch

THE GOVERNMENT expects a pickup in infrastructure activity this year, with 15 big-ticket projects already in the pre-construction stage, the Finance department said. This adds...

DoTr denies reported delay in subway project start

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said yesterday that the timetable for the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) is “on track,” rejecting a news report...

NEDA OK’s subway, major roads, bridges

FOUR MORE flagship projects cumulatively worth P386.248 billion, led by the country’s first subway that will run in Metro Manila, under the government’s P8.44-trillion...

Big infrastructure projects near final OK

THREE big-ticket infrastructure projects -- including a plan to build Metro Manila’s first subway -- will soon be up for President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s...

Humorous ads targeting Muslim stereotypes debut on NY subway

HUMOROUS ADS for a documentary film that aims to promote understanding and tolerance of Muslims went up in New York subways on Monday after...