The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has awarded two new contracts for works on the Metro Manila Subway project in the Philippines. The first contract, worth PHP21 billion, was awarded to Nishimatsu Construction Company Limited and D.M. Consunji Incorporated (DMCI) and will cover the construction of the Quezon Avenue and East Avenue stations as well as the connecting tunnels.

The second contract, worth PHP28 billion, was secured by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company Limited, for the construction of the Anonas and Camp Aguinaldo stations.

The 33 km long Metro Manila 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. Majority of the project is funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Services on the subway are expected to commence in January 2028. During the first years of operation, the line is expected to serve 370,000 passengers per day.