High-Speed Train Connecting Manila to Clark International Airport Cuts Travel Time to Just One (1) Hour

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The Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTR) Sec. Art Tugade announced during a press briefing informing the Filipino public that the Manila to Clark International Airport Railway Project is one of the priority project of the Duterte administration.

Photo Credit: Presidential Communications FB Page

According to Sec. Tugade, the Duterte admin plan to link Clark International Airport by a high speed train which will cut the travel time from Manila to Clark into just one (1) hour from the previous 2.5 hours up to 3 hours estimated travel time.

Aside from the high speed train project between Clark and Manila, the DOTR also plans a connecting infrastructure project that will link Clark International Airport to the international Subic Free Port.

The DoTr noted that the connection between the international airport and the international seaport by a railway is in lien with the plan to make North Luzon as a Logistic Hub in the Philippines. Supply chains and logistic activities will be greatly improved between the two international hub and it will also decongest the Manila Harbour and the entire Metro Manila areas.

Sec. Tugade also emphasized during the press briefing that they will start preparation as early as the coming year to make this project possible under the term of Pres. Rody Duterte.

Present during the press briefing were Presidential Communications (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar,
Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, Public Works and Highways(DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, and Bases Conversion
and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon. The press briefing was held at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on November 3, 2016.

Watch the Video of the Press Briefing Announcing Duterte Admin’s Major Projects:

Source: Presidential Communications FB Page

Ed Umbao

Founder of PhilNews.xyz | co-Founder of PhilNews.ph

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