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ASEAN dry runs to continue, MMDA appeals for understanding

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced at least two to three more convoy dry runs for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit will be conducted in the following days, and has appealed for public understading.

MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija said the purpose of the extension is to upscale the security and traffic preparations for the safety of the ASEAN delegates scheduled to attend next month’s summit.

Under MMDA’s traffic plan, Nebrija said there would be no permanent road closures in the actual summit, but enforcement of modified stop and go schemes on affected routes five minutes before and after each convoy. Each convoy would consist of around 15 vehicles.

Three convoys have so far been conducted – from Clark International Airport in Pampanga, and traveled from Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). The third convoy dry run was conducted Sunday morning.

The first convoy proceeded to Manila Hotel in Manila; then one went to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City and the third headed towards Peninsula Manila in Makati City.

SOURCE: Manila Bulletin, October 15, 2017

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