TUGADE SAYS METRO MANILA SUBWAY PROJECT IS AN EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT TO PINOYS
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said this was an “early Christmas gift” to Filipinos, who may have thought that the subway project had been halted due to the pandemic.
Transportation officials are one step closer to constructing the 17-station Metro Manila Subway Project, as the first of the six Japan-made tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be shipped to the country in January 2021.
The subway measured 6.99 meters in diameter and 95 meters in length, the 700-ton TBMs will be used to dig underground and lay the tunnels for the 34-kilometer project, spanning Barangay Ugong in Valenzuela City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
Six out of the 25 total TBMs ordered by the Philippines will be used for the subway’s partial operability section, which will run from Valenzuela to North Avenue in Quezon City.
The TBMs were manufactured by Japanese company JIM Technology Corp. in Tsurumi Prefecture, Japan.