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RSA trains guns on Baguio City’s daily traffic jams, plans to solve them with elevated highway

May 4, 2021, 4:02 AM
Opinyon News Team

Opinyon News Team

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Obviously aware that daily traffic gridlocks hinder economic progress while also frustrate thousands motorists and commuters especially tourists, SMC top man Ramon Ang has forwarded to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong his unsolicited proposal to improve Baguio City’s traffic situation through an elevated highway system.

NOT contented with solving the problem of traffic in Metro Manila, San Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang is setting his sights on Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines, which he vows to set free from perennial traffic gridlocks.

Urban growth and tourism has meant that traffic jams in Baguio City have become part of the city’s landscape, especially during the summer season.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic has largely prevented tourists from savoring Baguio City’s cool summer temperatures, lessening somewhat the problem of traffic inside the city.

Knowing that the problem with the pandemic will soon be over with the rollout of vaccines and thus, the resulting traffic will come with the expected influx of tourists once travel bans are lifted, Ang has offered Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong proposals to solve the problem, as the city slowly reopens its tourism sector.

Magalong said the SMC head has expressed his interest to build an elevated highway around the city.

"RSA expressed interest to operate and manage the Loakan Airport and offered to build an elevated highway "traffic reliever" around the city", Magalong wrote in his official Facebook page.

The local government of Baguio is open to any recommendation and doable solutions on how to effectively and efficiently address the traffic problems of the city so that residents and tourists will not suffer from the effect of monstrous traffic jams around the city.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier this month had also offered a proposal to build a cable car system from Pugo, La Union to Baguio.

The Department of Transportation also offered to help the local government to set up a monorail line from La Trinidad to the city. (ONT/with report from the Cordilleran)

Tags: #SanMiguelCorp, #RamonAng, #BaguioCity

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