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Emerging Asian economies race to build metros amid choking congestion

Manila, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City invest heavily in new transport systems

Workers move a steel girder at a metro construction site in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

HO CHI MINH CITY/MANILA -- The distance between Maye Cristobal's house and her office in Manila's Makati business district is just 5km, but the 26-year-old lawyer often has to travel for one and a half hours. And that's just one way.

"It's hell!" she said of her traffic-clogged taxi journey.

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