Philippines will design its own train!
Wow! This must be a great development for the Philippines. At last, we will have our very own local made train. According to news, The Department of Science and Technology is set to present its proposal to Philippine National Railway this October. If the proposal is approved, the assembly and fabrication of the “Made in the Philippines” train will be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2015. The department is pushing this project as it would cost much cheaper than Korean made trains as the materials for the proposed trains will all be sourced out locally.
The news however did not have any mention of the speed of the train. For me, it seems like it would retain the same “slow speed” in comparison to the sophisticated trains in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, the project is still of great help to many commuters in the Philippines.
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