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Japan-backed Manila subway project gets green light

Philippines presses ahead with Duterte's nationwide infrastructure drive

Work is underway on a 5.58km elevated highway in Caloocan City, Metro Manila.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippines on Tuesday approved a $7 billion subway project in Metro Manila to be built with Japanese financing. 

The National Economic and Development Authority Board -- an infrastructure committee chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte that approves large-scale programs -- gave the go-ahead for the implementation of four projects, including the 355.6 billion peso Metro Manila Subway. 

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