The Mindanao Railway System (MRS) Project will be prioritized by the National Economic and Development Authority under the Duterte Administration.
According to NEDA-Davao Regional Director Ma. Lourdes Lim, the feasibility study of MRS is already being fast-tracked as per instruction of NEDA Central Office.
The MRS was first conceptualized during Fidel B. Ramos' presidency in 1992 but was put on hold because of lack of funds. Once an elusive dream for Mindanaoans, the first phase of the project will finally start next year ith an expected completion time beyond 2022.
MRS will be a 2,000 km railway that will connect various provinces in Mindanao.
With reports from BusinessWorld Online, Interaksyon, and Philstar Global.