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Miscellaneous and non-defense topics => Infrastructure and Nautical Highways => Topic started by: adroth on January 20, 2020, 09:33:41 PM

Title: ADB: P18B lost annually due to traffic
Post by: adroth on January 20, 2020, 09:33:41 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-17/duterte-has-budgeted-7-5-billion-to-solve-world-s-worst-traffic

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Road congestion has become an economic constraint for the Philippines, causing annual losses of $18 billion based on Asian Development Bank estimates. The Philippine capital region was seen by Waze as the world’s worst cities to drive in last year.

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It Takes Five Minutes to Drive a Kilometer in Metro Manila

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Title: Re: ADB: P18B lost annually due to traffic
Post by: adroth on January 21, 2020, 01:04:46 PM
It Takes Five Minutes to Drive a Kilometer in Metro Manila
By Claire Jiao
October 26, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-26/it-takes-five-minutes-to-drive-a-kilometer-in-metro-manila

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It took about 4.9 minutes to drive one kilometer in Metro Manila in September, longer than the roughly 3.8 minutes it took in April, data from the Google-owned traffic navigation app shows. The Philippine capital region is set to top Waze’s 2019 ranking of the world’s worst cities to drive in, beating out the likes of Bogota and Jakarta, country lead Sarah Rodriguez said in an interview.

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