According to ADB website, the project will support the construction of the 54.6-kilometer (km) Blumentritt-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway connecting Metro Manila and Calamba, located in Laguna Province around 50 km south of Manila. The Project will provide improved connectivity in the public transport network by connecting with all existing LRT/MRT-lines in Metro Manila.
The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. The project will be cofinanced by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Executing Agency: Department of Transportation
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