The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has awarded an USD338 million contract to Japan-based Tokyu Construction and its partners for the construction of stations and tunnels for the Metro Manila Subway. The contract covers the last 3.4 km under the subway project’s first phase.

A joint venture (JV) comprising Tobishima and Philippine-based Megawide Construction, are expected to commence construction works on the stations in July 2022.  The JV company will undertake engineering work, tunnel construction, and equipment installation including air conditioning and ventilation system.

The Metro Manila Subway is scheduled to be operational in January 2028. The 36 km subway will be the Philippines’ first entirely underground rail network and will connect the Valenzuela Depot to Pasay City’s NAIA Terminal 3 and the FTI station. During the first years of operation, the line is expected to serve 370,000 passengers per day.