“The Build, Build, Build continues to rollout. In fact, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) led the commencement of work ceremony of the Philippine National Railways Project or the Manila-Clark Project Phase 1 under the auspices of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said during January 15 press briefing.
Roque also noted that PNR Clark will be extended to La Union, Tuguegarao and Subic Freeport.
The project, estimated to cost 105 billion pesos, will cover Tutuban in Manila to Malolos in Bulacan.
“Phase 1 of the PNR-Clark Project entails construction of the rail system along the 38-kilometer segment from Tutuban to Malolos. It will have 10 stations, and is expected to service around 340,000 passengers daily during its opening years,” Roque said.
Moreover, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved the Phase 2 of PNR-Clark Project which will extend the Phase 1 to Clark in Pampanga.
“We expect itong Phase 1 noong PNR Project, Tutuban to Malolos, to be completed in 2021; and the Phase 2, Malolos to Clark, by 2022,” Roque added.