The 75-kilometer Mega Manila subway that will connect Metro Manila from Laguna and Bulacan is realistic according to Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino and Department of Public Works and Highways. According to Tolentino traffic jams in Metro Manila will be eliminated if this project comes to realization.
“The feasibility study is being conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and they were asked to finish it by June and submit toDepartment of Transportation and Communication and National Economic Development Authority for approval,” the MMDA chief said.
“If nothing is done, the [transportation] situation in 2030 will become a nightmare. All roads will be saturated. Negative impact on economic, social and environmental aspects will be so large deterring the function and livability of Metro Manila,” Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya told reporters in earlier interview.
JICA presented a PhP 2.6-trillion Dream Plan for a modern, affordable and a well-coordinated and integrated transport system for Mega-Manila by 2030. The national government is now prioritizing projects like building new expressways and improving airports.