Marcos leads groundbreaking of Metro Manila Subway project

Marcos leads groundbreaking of Metro Manila Subway project

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) at Ortigas Station and Shaw Boulevard Station.

“As the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations pan through the business district of Pasig City, we look forward that this project will benefit approximately 150,000 passengers a day by the year 2028,” Marcos said.

It is part of the 33-kilometer MMSP Phase 1 which aims to shorten the trip from Quezon City to Manila Airport to 35 minutes from one hour and 30 minutes.

This is part of the project under Official Development Assistance (ODA) and funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

“With the improved linkages of key areas and business districts in the metro as well as the availability of stalls and other stores in the stations and nearby markets, we can see more business opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors, and additional economic activity,” Marcos said.

Several roads in Pasig were closed due to the start of the project which will last for six years.

“We fervently hope to soon enjoy the benefits that it brings to the general public,” he said.

“With accessible designated stations that can cater to a massive volume of passengers, we anticipate helping our people skip the long lines of traffic and even spare themselves from the perils of commuting,” Marcos added. (IA/MTVN)

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