06/20/17

Infra Manila: The Mega Manila Subway Project

With so many infrastructure developments going on in the metropolis, especially in light of the government’s current “Build, Build, Build” program. It is but proper that the Urban Roamer spotlight these projects, whether they are planned, under construction, or completed, and how they have changed/will change the metropolis’ landscape

This article is long overdue. But things got in the way and, originally, the intent was to discuss all the “Build, Build, Build” projects. But as things developed, it made sense to focus on one of the most ambitious projects (if not the most ambitious) in the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration: the Mega Manila Subway.

The idea of a subway in Metro Manila was something being considered for quite a long time as a way to help alleviate the worsening traffic in the metropolis and to help move people faster and easier. But a somewhat firm concept of a subway was conceived with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of its “Dream Plan” for Metro Manila, which was a comprehensive urban development plan to help decongest Metro Manila and improve the connectivity within the metropolis and surrounding areas (which, by the way, the Urban Roamer has touched upon some time ago).

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