Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is gearing up for the conduct of the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting starting on Thursday, May 3, at Ortigas Business District in Pasig City.
In line with this, MMDA will set up a special lane from Saint Francis to Bank Drive-in Ortigas which will open on May 5.
Also, MMDA will implement the stop-and-go scheme on some intersections from EDSA Shangri-La up to the ADB office from May 3 to 6.
In view of Thursday’s event, motorists are advised to, as much as possible, avoid the area and take alternative routes.
“Ibig sabihin iba-barricade po namin yan para diyan po dadaan yung mga delegates coming from shangrila going to adB, hindi po ito total closure ibig sabihin pag naka daan na lahat ng governors natin nasa meeting na sila bubuksan po namin ito,” said Edison Nebrija, operations supervisor of MMDA.
Around 1,400 MMDA traffic personnel will be deployed to manage the flow of traffic.
Since Monday, delegates have started to arrive in the country. MMDA personnel, as well as members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), are already in position to man the security in the area.
“Para sa bayan ito. Makipagtulungan po tayo. Kailangan namin ng kooperasyon konting sakripisyo. Kailangan po nating mag adjust ng travel time natin. Medyo maapektuhan po yung normal routine natin on these days,” Nebrija said.
Around 4,000 delegates from different countries composed of finance and development ministers and central bank governors are expected to attend the said meeting.
The event aims to tackle various ideas and policies that will help in the growth of the global economy. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue