Metro Manila subway set to break ground on February 27

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 22) — The groundbreaking ceremony for the much-awaited Metro Manila subway will take place on February 27, the Department of Transportation confirmed on Thursday.

The estimated ₱355.6-billion project will feature 15 stations from Quirino Highway up to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay.  

The Transportation Department expects the subway to be fully operational by 2025. It is also seen to benefit 370,000 passengers daily. 


Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony will take place in Valenzuela City.

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The subway is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's "Build, Build, Build" program. The infrastructure plan is one of the administration's efforts to ease the current traffic situation in the country.