PASIG-CAINTA – Just before the end of 2019, the Investment Coordination Committee - Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved the construction of the 15.56-kilometer rail-based public transport system dubbed as MRT-4 (Metro Rail Transit Line 4) to cater to residents who commute to and from Taytay, Cainta, Pasig, Ortigas Center, Quezon City and Mandaluyong. This project, under the Philippine government’s Build Build Build program, is calendared for construction from 2021 to 2025.
FASTER TRANSIT OPTION
Part of the plan for this 11-station train line is to put up Cainta Junction Station at the convergence of three major thoroughfares-- Bonifacio Avenue, Felix Avenue and Ortigas Avenue Extension. This upcoming train station is only 1.7 kilometers away from Empire East Highland City along Felix Avenue at the boundary of Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal.
"The approval of this breakthrough infrastructure project is proof of the rapid progress of the east, making it a fast rising CBD today," says Empire East President and CEO Atty. Anthony Charlemagne Yu.
In the last three years alone, three huge shopping malls were opened within the vicinity, thus, attracting more commercial establishments as well as residential developments on the east side of Metro Manila. The addition of MRT-4 will not only make the travel of commuters from these areas more convenient, but also increase the potential for economic growth of eastern Metro Manila and Rizal.
THE BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT YEARS
An exciting township set to rise in the east is the 24-hectare Empire East Highland City, which includes a luxurious lifestyle mall, an exclusive sports club and about 40% of wide open spaces dedicated to greeneries, walkways and parks. But the highlight of this upcoming township is its high-rise residential component, beginning with its first phase, the four-tower Arcadia.
Empire East Highland City’s Arcadia Tower 1 is scheduled for turnover in 2025, just in time for the completion of MRT-4. This 36-storey condominium will be built with an on-stilts elevated design concept, providing its future residents a breathtaking view of the nearby Antipolo and Sierra Madre mountains or the Metro Manila skyline.
Empire East Highland City is not only the biggest upcoming development in the east, but it is also the “first elevated city” in the Philippines. The project also responds to the ever-changing demands of the environment by ensuring sustainable features that ultimately improve the overall lifestyle within the community and preserve the natural elements of its landscape.
For more information about this township development, visit www.empire-east.com or call (02) 8810-3333.