A tunnel drilling machine from Japan is unveiled in the Philippines on Sunday, for the underground construction of the country’s first-ever subway. Photo: Kyodo
A tunnel drilling machine from Japan is unveiled in the Philippines on Sunday, for the underground construction of the country’s first-ever subway. Photo: Kyodo

Philippines: Tunnel drilling for first subway set to start, with Japanese machine and cash

  • A machine to drill tunnels has been unveiled in Manila; President Duterte called it a gift ‘from the Japanese people to the people of the Philippines’
  • The nation was occupied by Japan during World War II. The 33km subway is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency

A tunnel drilling machine from Japan is unveiled in the Philippines on Sunday, for the underground construction of the country’s first-ever subway. Photo: Kyodo
A tunnel drilling machine from Japan is unveiled in the Philippines on Sunday, for the underground construction of the country’s first-ever subway. Photo: Kyodo
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