The government’s Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark project would provide more jobs for the Filipinos this coming years.
Senator Joel Villanueva said early this month the project, as part of the ‘Build Build Build’ initiative of the Duterte administration, could potentially boost employment opportunities for Filipinos.
“In the Build Build Build, what follows are more jobs. There will be a huge demand for carpenters, construction workers. It will create more jobs for our citizens,” he said.
The PNR Clark project envisions to connect Metro Manila to Clark Field, with the first phase running from Tutuban station to Malolos of Bulacan.
Once it is completed, Filipinos can experience faster commute with an estimated travel time of only 35 minutes versus the current 2 hours, the Department of Transportation said.
Moreover, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said: “It will have 10 stations and is expected to service around 340,000 passengers daily during its opening year. With this line, it will only take 35 minutes from Tutuban to Malolos.”
He added the second phase of the project will extend the railways from Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga. It will be further extended north to La Union, Tuguegarao and Subic Freeport.
“We expect, itong Phase 1 ng PNR project, Tutuban to Malolos, to be completed in 2021, and the Phase 2, Malolos to Clark, by 2022,” Roque said.