MANILA - The Mega Manila Subway is set for groundbreaking in December, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said Wednesday.
Construction was also set for 2019, ahead of its initial 2020 timeline, Tugade said in a press briefing. The loan agreement for the project was signed in March.
The first 3 stations will be partially operational by 2022, according to the DOTr.
The First Philippine Railway Institute will be established to provide training for the operations and maintenance of the subway, Tugade said.
"Kasi sabi namin meron kang napakagandang subway, kung iyung training ay kapos o kulang, madali hong maaksaya yan o mawawalaan ng tunay na silbi," he added.
(If you have a very good subway, if you lack training, it might go to waste.)