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PRESS RELEASE
Nov. 13
, 2021
PR-21-11-0100 
 

MMDA Launches I ♡ MM for Urban Renewal, Facilitates Transition to New Normal

As Metro Manila enters the new normal period, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) launched the “I ♡ Metro Manila (MM)” advocacy envisioned to uplift the spirits of its residents recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to strengthen initiatives on urban renewal that aims to transform the metropolis to be a more livable, greener, and resilient region.

Recognizing the impact of the coronavirus 2019 pandemic and the problem of urban decay in the metropolis, the advocacy is aimed towards urban renewal and provide solution to insufficient green spaces in the National Capital Region as well as the united pandemic response among the 17 Metro Manila local government units (LGUs).

“As we reopen economic activities, now is the time to focus on Metro Manila as a whole with I ♡ Metro Manila,” said Abalos during the advocacy’s launch on Saturday night.

“Let us talk about mobility, mass transportation, river ferry, water quality, bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, greening and urban spaces, opening parks, pathways along the river, jogging path, pocket gardens, trash traps, culture, film fest, public safety, and many others. We shall deal with all of the things that we dream about Metro Manila,” cited Abalos as among the projects on the road to Metro Manila’s urban renewal.

Among the initiatives undertaken by the MMDA under the “I ♡ MM” is the Adopt-a-Park Project in partnership with different LGUs; Urban Re-greening and Renewal Program which raises environmental awareness and encourages inclusive and participatory planning among the stakeholders to address urban decay through creation of green public parks and revitalization of Metro Manila ecosystem against rapid urbanization.

The advocacy will also highlight the continued support and participation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and all 16 cities and one municipality comprising Metro Manila; and engagement of all stakeholders in the process.

Metro Manila, being one of the regional drivers of economic development and home to a significant portion of the country’s population, the region needs to improve its capacity to recover from the socioeconomic fallout from the pandemic while building its resilience to health emergencies and reducing poverty, Abalos said.

During the event, the MMDA recognized the concerted efforts of the IATF members and 17 Metro Manila LGUs for the efficient implementation of COVID-19 pandemic response initiatives, making the NCR the first region to achieve population protection.

Abalos said that as of November 13, Metro Manila have fully vaccinated 91% of its eligible population. By December 12, it will reach 100.87% and 104.96% inoculation rate by February 12, 2022.

He also recognized the efforts of some private firms helping the government in bolstering its fight against the Covid-19.

Meanwhile, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. awarded the MMDA thru Abalos for delivering invaluable support to the national government’s interventions to address the pandemic.


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MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos awarded IATF members and Metro Manila LGUs for the efficient implementation of COVID-19 pandemic response initiatives, making Metro Manila the first region to achieve population protection. He also recognized the efforts of some private firms helping the government in bolstering its fight against the virus.

 
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