MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is in the process of making more traffic preparations to assure the convenience of the visitors and spectators who will take part in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that the country will host later this month.
After imposing a stop-and-go scheme and a truck ban, MMDA now has recommended road closures, class suspensions and a ban on mall sales to ease the traffic during the 30th regional meet.
MMDA also urged that class holidays from December 2 to 6 in 7 campuses around Manila be imposed, including some universities and colleges.
They also recommended the banning of sales on weekends for malls along EDSA and other SEA games routes since current sales ban only covers weekdays.
MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said road closures around the Rizal Memorial Coliseum were recommended, including parts of Adriatico Street and Pablo Ocampo Street.
Pialago said MMDA is expecting 20,000 to 30,000 visitors and spectators during the 30th SEA Games, which is set from November 30 to December 11. (Lloyd Tagbago/IAMIGO/CNS)