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ADB: Poor transport system an ‘urgent task’ for PH

Filipinos literally won’t go anywhere if they are forced to live in stagnant traffic.

Filipinos literally won’t go anywhere if they are forced to live in stagnant traffic.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao is lamenting the dismal road congestion and the sorry state of mass transport in Manila and the rest of the Philippines, saying that it is a huge problem which the country is contending with.

The issue is as pressing as uplifting the poor from their dire conditions.

?I think the Philippine economy is picking up and there?s some more expectations, and for ADB, it?s nice to see those developments in the Philippines. But of course for Manila transport and some rural poverty, there are many things to do,” Nakao was quoted by Business World.

?Infrastructure transport in urban areas like Manila and Davao are urgent tasks.”

Nakao must be an unwilling victim of Manila traffic himself, with ADB’s headquarters located in Mandaluyong.

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