Manila Subway Starts Construction of Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard Stations


On October 3rd, 2022, Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko joined President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista at the groundbreaking ceremony for Contract Package 104 (CP104) of the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP), supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


During the ceremony, Ambassador Koshikawa said, “Today’s groundbreaking is such a good indicator that our infrastructure cooperation is gaining much momentum under the President Marcos administration's “Build, Better, More” policy. I’m hopeful that this project would help advance the country’s path to pre-pandemic growth levels and even greater.”

The Ambassador also emphasized that “As we press on toward this common goal, our bilateral cooperation’s “fast and sure” model is here to stay. With the full support of state-of-the-art Japanese technologies and skilled experts, the Philippines can be certain that Japan will continue to cooperate until this Filipino dream turns from a blueprint into reality.”

The MMSP, dubbed as the “Project of the Century”, will reduce travel time between Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from one hour and 10 minutes to just 35 minutes.  Japan’s assistance, through a variety of ODA support, will provide funds to the Philippine government to build this quality infrastructure, which utilizes Japan’s railway experience and broad knowledge.

Contract Package 104 of the Metro Manila Subway Project, signed on May 5th between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Tokyu-Tobishima Megawide Joint Venture, will construct two underground stations - Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard Stations - and tunnels.

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