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Engineering & Construction

Japanese builder Tokyu wins $338m bid to dig Manila subway tunnels

Order part of President Duterte's congestion-easing project in capital

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to ease congestion in Manila with a subway system.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese contractor Tokyu Construction and its partners have won a 17.75 billion peso ($338 million) order to build subway stations and tunnels in Manila.

A joint venture that includes Japanese engineering company Tobishima and Philippine-based Megawide Construction will start work in July with the completion date set for January 2028. The contract was signed at a ceremony in Manila early this month.

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