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Japanese consortium bags subway contract

A Japanese consortium has been awarded a contract to build the Metro Manila Subway, a key project under the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” program.

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Duterte opens new Bohol-Panglao Airport

After 15 years in the drawing board and thrice re-scheduled launch dates this year, the country’s first eco-airport, the P11-billion Bohol Panglao International Airport (also known as New Bohol International Airport) was opened by President Rodrigo Duterte November 27, 2018.

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Biggest car storage facility opened in Batangas Port

The Philippines’ largest car storage infrastructure for the automotive import and distribution industry was recently inaugurated at the Batangas Port, backed by over P1.3-billion investment from port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI).

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Upbeat on wider beep card use

Beep card company AF Payments Inc. is optimistic about its plans to expand beyond railways and food chains and reach more public utility vehicle (PUV) operators.

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Silent plane with no moving parts makes ‘historic’ flight

PARIS (AFP) – The blue glowing jets of science fiction spacecraft came a step closer to reality on Wednesday as US physicists unveiled the world’s first solid-state aeroplane powered in flight by supercharged air molecules.

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Nearly 500 coops formed under PUV modernization program

The Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program has gained steam with 484 transport cooperatives formed within a year after it was implemented, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) revealed.

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JICA to help ease Metro Manila traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have joined forces to identify traffic bottlenecks to try to come up with a 5-year action plan for sustainable solutions on traffic management, and capacity enhancement under a Project for Comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for Metro Manila.

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Private firms propose to improve regional airports

Dennis Uy’s Chelsea Logistics and Mega7 Construction are investing P49 billion and P12 billion, respectively, under their revised unsolicited proposals to operate, maintain and expand provincial airports in Visayas and Mindanao which are being evaluated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

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China’s bullet trains are coming for HK’s airlines

Still bruised from a typhoon that grounded hundreds of flights, Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s top aviation hub faces a new threat: Chinese bullet trains.

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PAL hikes flight frequencies in select routes

Philippine Airlines is increasing flight frequencies in select domestic and international routes starting late next month.

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