Singapore to help Philippines in the fight against traffic woes

Sep 04, 2017 | Same topic: Latest traffic updates
An intelligent transport system (ITS) to make your daily commute a better one.

What happens when the Philippines is desperately trying to ease our pain of managing to survive the daily journey to work? Singapore and the Philippines reached an agreement to implement an intelligent transport system (ITS) to help curb traffic woes in Metro Manila on August 31, 2017.

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congested roads in the Philippines

Singapore to help Philippines in the fight against traffic woes

What has been on the news is that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) to collaborate on a new method to help solve the Philippines’ perennial traffic problem. In detail, the Singapore government will help our country create the aforementioned ITS.

The Philippines has shifted its focus on incident management and traffic control systems, traffic enforcement, and the utilization of congestion management. So the ITS will be designed to help the government effectively manage traffic accidents and traffic congestion.

In many years, Singapore has successfully made possible every journey for its citizens by offering a sustainable transport system. The system has played a critical role in developing a livable country. Now, Singapore will share its long experience in its real fight against traffic congestion through the SCE.

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Cars and buses on the metro's street

The Philippines has shifted its focus on incident management and traffic control systems

The government has also planned for rolling out a P10.2 billion bus-based public transport system to curb traffic woes in Metro Manila and Cebu. They also are fast tracking the built out of the Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal Exchange (SWITex) that will serve passengers coming from Cavite side to other urban transportation systems.

Among the key programs, the government has recently approved a bill looking for allowing employees and companies to reduce workdays from 5 to 4 and work more than 8 hours a day.

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