The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines' Facebook page has released what it calls the "Mega Manila Infrastructure Road Map of the Philippines," the result of a study conducted by the National Economic Development Authority with input from various government agencies.
The so-called road map is actually a 17-minute video that touches in detail the major urban problems of the National Capital Region and its surrounding areas.
On the issue of transportation, various bits of information are shared--from how many private vehicles supposedly take up the metro’s roads (78%) to how much impact motor-vehicle traffic has on the economy (P2.4 billion per day).
The road map also touches on the plans the government is looking at to improve the traffic situation, from those that are currently underway (the NLEX-SLEX connection) to those that are still a figment of our government officials' imagination (the 75km Mega Manila subway from San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan to Dasmariñas in Cavite).
Also included in the road map are plans to modernize jeepneys and buses.
Check out the video below to see what the government has planned for Metro Manila and its neighbors in the north and the south.
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