Rappler's latest stories on Mindanao railway
Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet
City governments are signing an agreement with the Department of Transportation, and have been talking to families whose properties will be affected
The sacked transportation official had accused 'higher-ups' of insisting on a foreign loan to fund the Mindanao railway. Will the Palace at least look into his claim?
'The Mindanao Railway will not be built with name-calling, rumor mongering, and grandstanding,' says Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan as he disputes the 'misleading' claims of Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino
Another transportation official says the allegations of Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino are 'completely untrue'
The JICA-backed plan will traverse 15 kilometers across the city, with another 6.6 kilometers extension
The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation
These projects include the Metro Manila Subway and Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway which would encompass the Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment
The big ticket infrastructure project has seen 4 Philippine presidents come and go Under the country s first Mindanaoan president its construction is approved
For majority of the approved infrastructure projects the mode of financing is changed from public private partnership PPP to official development assistance ODA
Another project that could be given the green light to start procurement is the Panay Guimaras Negros bridge that is estimated to cost P21 67 billion
The country s first subway a massive Northern Mindanao railway and a Tutuban Sorsogon train system are just some of the infrastructure projects the Philippine government plans to fund via official development assistance ODA from China
The south line of the North South Railway set to connect Metro Manila and Bicol also awaits NEDA board approval in September
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The proposed 2 000 kilometer Mindanao wide railway is currently undergoing a feasibility study
Where would he get the funds for such an expensive project? One option he says is China