Work has started on the Metro Manila Subway.

Japanese funding is underwriting much of the construction cost of the Metro Manila Subway, for which a groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2019.

PHILIPPINES: The national government has signed contracts for the second four-station section of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway between Quezon Avenue and Camp Aguinaldo.

Construction of the first fully-underground, automated metro in the Philippines capital started in February 2019 on a four-station section at the northern end between Quirino Highway and North Avenue.

Construction of the next section, for which contracts were awarded on November 3, is divided into two lots: Nishimatsu Construction Corp and DM Consunji Inc were awarded the 21bn pesos works for tunnelling and station fit-out at Quezon Avenue and East Avenue, while Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Corp is to build Anonas and Camp Aguinaldo stations and related tunnels for 28bn pesos. At Anonas interchange will be provided with the LRT2 light rail line.

Metro Manila Subway will eventually serve 15 stations on a 36 km route linking Quirino Highway with FTI in Taguig City. The line is expected to carry at least 500 000 passengers per day when it opens in 2028.