mindanao railway

Full Speed Ahead for Northern Mindanao Railway

On Friday, 17 February 2023, the Public-Private Partnership Center Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) Committee approved the funding to conduct a feasibility study for the Mindanao Railway Project Phase 3 (Northern Mindanao), a.k.a. Northern Mindanao Railway.

The first railway in Northern Mindanao, the project is envisioned to have an estimated length of 54.8 kilometers connecting the metropolitan area of Cagayan De Oro from Laguindingan to Villanueva. It was identified in the 2021 Master Plan for the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development in Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro and will be an important transportation mode as Cagayan de Oro develops as the fourth metro area according to the National Spatial Strategy.

The Northern Mindanao Railway is the manifestation of the priorities in the recently approved Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 and President Marcos’ vision of having railways beyond NCR. The railway will eventually connect and be interoperable with the entire Mindanao Railway System, carrying passengers and cargo. And through a solicited Public-Private Partnership, the project will provide high levels of service, convenient transfers, universal accessibility to persons with limited mobility, and be disaster resilient.

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