31 Aug '17, 9pm

Philippines, S'pore ink deal to unravel Manila's traffic snarls

The Philippines and Singapore agreed yesterday to collaborate on measures to help untangle metropolitan Manila's massive traffic jams. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise chief executive Kong Wy Mun, Singapore is offering to help the Philippines develop an "intelligent transport system" (ITS). The system is designed to control traffic as well as monitor and manage congestion and road accidents. Mr Tugade said the ITS will be part of a "basket of approaches" the government is putting together to solve Manila's traffic woes. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Among the measures being considered is "congestion charging", similar to Singapore's Electronic Road Pricing system. Transportation Under-secretary Tim Orbos said the Philippines may also consider a quota system fo...

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