2 Tunnel Boring Machines for Metro Manila Subway arrive completely

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced the completion of shipment and transportation for two Tunnel Boring Machine (TBMs) from Japan for the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP).

TBMs dubbed as “Kaunlaran” and “Perlas ng Silangan” arrived completely on April 22.

“Ang karamihan po sa mga main parts ng Metro Manila Subway Tunnel Boring Machines ay kasalukuyang nasa MMSP Stockyard sa Tandang Sora, Quezon City, samantalang ang mga minor parts at ilang accessories nito ay ligtas na nakalagay sa SFTE-JV Warehouse sa lungsod ng Valenzuela,” the DOTr said.

“Inaasahang magsisimula ang aktwal na paghuhukay para sa Metro Manila Subway Project, na tinagurian ding “Project of the Century”, bago matapos ang taon,” it added.

According to DOTr, the MMSP is a 36-kilometer project connecting Valenzuela Depot to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City and FTI. It aims to reduce travel time from the Valenzuela Depot to NAIA Terminal 3 to just 45 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes.