The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is pushing to get approval on a subway system that will connect the cities of Makati, Taguig, and Pasay. Deputy director general Rolando Tungpalan confirmed to Philstar that they were finding ways to make the project happen.
"The subway project is a priority, yes, but the alignment still has to be discussed by the infrastructure committee," he said.
If it gets approved, the subway system's 20-kilometer route would have some of their stations placed at Market! Market!, St. Luke's Medical Center, Makati Post Office, World Trade Center, and the Mall of Asia.
Meanwhile, CNN Philippines noted that the whole subway project costs a massive P374.5 billion which was among the reasons it was shelved under the Aquino adminstration. It added that the Japan International Cooperation Agency is willing to support the project financially. However, multiple issues bar the subway project including right of way issues in the Bonifacio Global City where both underground and elevated train system were proposed.
NEDA is expected to meet this month to discuss the possible realignment of existing projects to give way for the subway system.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
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