MANILA, Philippines — Almost three years after the groundbreaking of the P192-billion Makati subway, the city government announced the opening of the first wave of job opportunities for the ongoing project.
But from the promised 10,000 jobs to be created, the Makati government has opened up an initial 22 job postings for specialized skills.
Among the job vacancies were for building information modeling specialist of the Engineering Technology Department, manager of the Engineering Technology Department, engineering technician, surveying engineer, electrician and engineering technicians.
The project also needs administrative personnel, an office driver, logistics personnel and a chef.
“As promised earlier, the Makati subway will be generating jobs and providing an additional source of income for our Makatizens and their families,” Mayor Abby Binay said in a statement on Saturday.
“This project will forever change the landscape of Makati, and it is an honor for me and my administration to leave our beloved city this legacy,” she added.
According to Binay, Makati residents would be prioritized in the job hiring.
The mayor explained that additional skilled employees are required to expand the project team and ensure the orderly development of the project. Interested applicants may send their resumes to Mr. Danny Liang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During her campaign in the 2019 elections, Binay said the subway project would create 10,000 new jobs for the construction and operation of the train system alone.
The subway project, also called the Makati Intra-city Subway, is an 11-kilometer underground rapid transit line that will link establishments across the Makati business district.
“The project is well underway and construction and planning stages are in full swing,” the city government said.
Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. will build and operate the Makati subway through its subsidiary, Makati City Subway Inc., in joint venture with the Makati city government.
Rail operations are set to start in January 2026 and can increase economic productivity by P24.4 billion each year.
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Article was originally published in Inquirer and written by Dexter Cabalza.