Construction of a Makati City subway system is expected to begin later this year, in December. The project is led by a partnership between the Makati City government and a IRC Consortium, a private sector entity.
The massive rail system is set to connect major hubs within Makati City, easing the commuting experience for 700,000 passengers daily. The line will also link with the MRT, Pasig River Ferry, and the also upcoming Metro Manila subway.
The private partner of the project, IRC Consortium, is composed of Greenland Holdings Group, Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group Co. Ltd., Holdings Ltd., and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.
Makati City Mayor Nancy Binay said that the target completion of the project is in 2025. Competitive bidding for the project is ongoing now, to end by September 24, 2018. Construction of the project is not likely to impede road operations, as per the statement of Mayor Binay, as the majority of the work will be done underground.
The subway will pass by major business and public areas, such as: University of Makati, Lawton Avenue, Guadalupe Nuevo, ST. Luke’s Medical Center, Guadalupe Bridge, Guadalupe Viejo, Pasig River, Rockwell Center, Poblacion, J.P. Rizal Avenue, Makati City Hall, Manila South Cemetery, Makati Central Fire station, Legaspi Village, Ayala Triangle Gardens, SM Makati, and Ayala Avenue.