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Work begins on first subway in congested Manila

But contractors say Philippine goal of completing line in 6 years is unrealistic

Motorists drive through a heavy traffic flow near a passing metro train along the main highway EDSA in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Ground was broken Wednesday on the first subway line in congestion-ridden Metro Manila, but contractors said the Philippine government's time-frame for construction was wildly optimistic.

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