A weekly update on the latest developments in local motoring centering on the country’s transportation concerns and traffic management issues in the Metro.
NLEX Harbor Link Inspection
There are a number of ongoing projects as well as future ones that are
under the current administration's "Build BuildBuild" infrastructure plan.
By next year, one of them will be operational for the public to use.
NLEX Corporation, together with other transportation officials, recently
conducted a site inspection of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in which
they also announced that it is projected to be operational by the end of
the first quarter of 2018.
The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is an elevated expressway linking MacArthur
Highway in Valenzuela City and C3 Road in Caloocan City.
According to the NLEX Corporation, it is envisioned to alleviate Metro
Manila's traffic congestion and drive commerce between the Harbor area and
Central and North Luzon. The agency adds that it is seen to advance
transport logistics and facilitate efficient delivery of goods.
The NLEX Corporation highlights the efforts of the Department of Public
Works and Highways right-of-way task force, the Local Governments of
Caloocan and Valenzuela, and Philippine National Railways management, to
clear the area of Poblacion Public Market in Caloocan City and the Tullahan
The event also highlighted the launch of Infra Track App, an application
that will enable the government to closely monitor the developments of
projects like this that will decongest Metro Manila and boost investments
in the country.
With the nearing completion of the Segment 10 and with the help of Infra
Track App, transportation officials are confident that soon the traffic
situation in Metro Manila would be better. In the meantime, the government
is fast-tracking the turnover of the remaining right-of-way needed to
complete Segment 10.
DPWH TO USE DRONES AND SATELLITE TECHNOLOGIES TO MONITOR AND STOP GHOST
The government is committed to making full use of drone and satellite
technology to counter ghost projects. With this, the Department of Public
Works and Highways or DPWH is developing a new monitoring system that will
detect ghost projects in real time.