RoK firm wins contract for No.1 section of Philippines' north-south railway project hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Hyundai E&C)

Seoul (VNA)
– The Republic of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (Hyundai E&C) on September 21 won a contract for the construction of the No. 1 section of the North-South Commuter Railway project worth 573 million USD in the Philippines.

The railway extends 52km from Malalos, north of capital Manila, to Clark. The project has five packages. The section that Hyundai E&C is building covers two ground-level stations and a 17km elevated bridge. Completion is expected to take 48 months. 
Through the project, the Government of the Philippines aims to improve accessibility in the country by shortening the travel time between Manila and Clark. It also hopes to solve the traffic congestion issue in the capital region and decrease travel expenses as well as carbon dioxide emissions.  
The opening of the railway is expected to help the local tourism industry by creating jobs in system operation./.