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Subic Clark Railway Construction in Philippines to Start Next Year

Infra News - Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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Business Inquirer reported that Philippines Department of Transportation wants to start building the Subic-Clark railway project by the first half of 2020. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said “We want to start construction of the Subic-Clark railway by the first quarter at the earliest next year or the second quarter at the latest. We are expected to commence the process wherein we will be able to connect the cargo operation between Clark and Subic by rail.”

He said the Chinese Embassy had submitted a list of three Chinese contractors.

The train line is part of the DOTr’s plan to create a logistics hub in Central Luzon. The Subic-Clark railway will span some 71 kilometers and will be built and funded by Chinese companies. The project will link the historic Port of Subic in Zambales., a former Unites States naval base until the early 1990s,and an emerging metropolis in Clark in Pampanga, where the province’s international airport is being expanded.

The project is in step with the DOTr’s plan to expand the current 77-km of railway lines (Metro Rail Transit Line-3, Light Rail Transit-1, LRT 2 and Philippine National Railways) to about 322 km by the end of 2022.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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