- The Makati subway system project is scheduled to break ground before the year ends
- The PRT is expected to create 6,000 jobs
- Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said the project is expected to be completed in 2023
Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said the subway system project in the city will create at least 6,000 jobs once it break grounds and will generate economic opportunities once it is operational.
The project, called Public Rail Transport (PRT), is scheduled to break ground before the end of the year and is expected to be completed in 2023. Mayor Binay envisioned the project, which is the first of its kind in the country, to be her lasting legacy to Makati City residents.
“The project will create around 6,000 new jobs for Makatizens and numerous economic opportunities just for the construction and operation of the train system alone. This does not include additional jobs which will be created as a result of the efficient transport system in the city,” Binay said on Monday, November 12.
“I want this to be my legacy. It is time for a better and brighter future for everyone in Makati. I want the city to be truly livable, sustainable, inclusive, and resilient not just today but for the generations to come,” she added.
The project is a joint venture between the city and a consortium composed of local and foreign investors. Mayor Binay said no cash out is required from the city as it will only contribute the land it owns for the subway system, according to the Manila Standard.
The PRT will have ten-kilometer dual tracks, 10 underground stations with 30 entrances linked to key city destinations. The system will also be linked to the ferry transport terminals, the existing Metro Rail Transit Line 3 stations as well as the potential links to the planned Metro Manila Subway.