Japan-based Tokyu Construction, along with its partners, has secured a $ 338 million contract to build subway stations and tunnels in Manila, Philippines.

A joint venture (JV), including Japanese engineering firm Tobishima and Philippine-based Megawide Construction, will begin work on the project in July, they said. Nikkei Asia.

The project is expected to be completed in January 2028.

The first subway project in the Philippines is part of the government’s Build, Build, Build program.

The network will cover 17 stations with a length of 27.5 km. This will help connect the northern part of the capital region with Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

This contract covers about 3.4 km remaining for the first phase of the project.

As part of the contract, the JV will carry out engineering work, construction of tunnels and installation of equipment, including air conditioning and ventilation system.

In February this year, the Japanese government agreed to provide about $ 1.95 billion in funding for the Manila subway project.

The financing will be provided in the form of yen loans granted through the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

In February this year, Thales won a contract to supply key systems for the Manila subway project, a high-speed transit line currently under development.

In the same month, Mitsubishi signed a contract for the supply of integrated rail systems and tracks for the project.

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