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How do you solve the Metro Manila traffic problem? 0 R. Reyes QUESTION to MECHANICAL ENGINEERS: "How do you solve the Metro Manila traffic problem?" Please send your proposal/suggestion by participating in this forum or emailing to Please read a related article about proposals to solve the Metro Manila traffic Problem below. Author: PNA Japan has five tough proposals to decongest National Capital Region   To address the vehicular traffic crisis in Metro Manila the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) proposed five tough proposals as medium-term solutions to decongest roads in the National Capital Region. Based on the study conducted in 2014, the proposals included a restudy of the gateway airport options for Metro Manila, the feasibility of a mega-Manila Subway System, reform of the road-based public transport system, feasibility of secondary mass transport system lines and the redevelopment of North Harbor as a waterfront real estate. JICA has proposed finding a replacement for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) within a short radius of 50 kilometers and to “examine the full range of costs.” “Redeveloping Sangley (a former US airbase in Cavite) combined with an access system or expropriating land to create a second runway on NAIA may turn out to be cheaper,” it said in relation to a proposal to transfer the main gateway to Clark. It also said time may have come to address the growing commuting requirements of major central business districts (in Metro Manila) with an underground mass transit solution. It added that since domestic shipping is primarily from the south of Manila, there would be savings in ship operating cost if they dock as Batangas rather than at Manila North Harbor. “This would also trigger a shift of cargo movements away from Manila and provide a volume of exportable TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit cargoes) that may entice foreign vessels to call at Batangas port,” the study said. “This would free up North Harbor, which has an area of about 600 hectares, for possible conversion into a mixed-use waterfront property development,” it added. The JICA study said “for the city of Manila, it represents an opportunity to revitalize a city and regain its old glory.” Write your suggestion/proposal in the comments in this forum or email to  
by R. Reyes
Friday, 8 July 2016
Save our Filipinos from unsafe RoRos 1 R. Reyes Hi Sir!Good points, but in reality, that always happening in our country. I don't know if their something wrong with our government or to the establishment itself. That's not new to me and always heard and saw in out TV NEWS.So, we cannot blame from our nearby country for issuing those words, it's shameful, but what to do, it is our government who can make this a reality ad to uplift our image.Cheers!Ronald
by R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting
Friday, 24 July 2015