October 21, 2015
In view of the APEC Summit: MMDA to Implement Modified Truck Ban From Nov. 17 to 20
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing a temporary modified truck ban scheme along the south truck route starting November 17 until November 20 to give way to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be hosted by the Philippines.
The four-day modified truck ban hour is from 6 am to 10 pm, according to MMDA Officer-in-Charge Emerson Carlos, which will complement the total closure of both lanes of Roxas Boulevard for the same dates.
The scheme was unanimously approved during a Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting held at the MMDA office this morning. The MMC is the policy-making body of MMDA.
The regular truck ban hours, which are from 6 am to 10 am, and 5 pm to 10 pm, will be reinstated immediately after the APEC Summit.
“This will assure the efficient mobility of the APEC delegates in our major thoroughfares, especially in Manila, Pasay and Makati areas where the summit’s major events will take place,” Carlos said.
Affected trucks can use the following alternate route:
· From South Luzon Expressway / Cavite Area to Port Area (and vice versa)
From Port of Manila Straight to R10, right at C3, left at A. Bonifacio Avenue take right turning flyover toward Quirino highway, right at Mindanao Ave., left at Congressional Ave., right at Luzon Ave. straight to Katipunan/C5 to (SLEX/MCX) Destination (vice versa).
The APEC Summit, to be attended by world leaders, is an important platform to showcase Metropolitan Manila and the Philippines as a viable economic, financial, and investment hub for foreign visitors.