THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has welcomed the plans of the city government to employ more enforcers to relieve the traffic congestion problem in the city.
MCCI vice president Steven Yu said this would usher more mobility among businesses in Mandaue especially as traffic gridlocks have hampered their daily operations in terms of supply delivery.
“The additional deployment of 300 traffic personnel will definitely be a ‘big plus factor’ to improving traffic flow and vehicle mobility in Mandaue City,” he said.
Mandaue, Cebu’s industrial city, is home to most of its manufacturing and processing companies.
“It will be instrumental in relieving chokepoints in road bottlenecks, among others,” Yu said.
Mayor Jonas Cortes, during his State of the City Address Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, said the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue will hire 300 more people to add to its current 200 employees, so that more enforcers could be deployed on the streets to direct traffic and apprehend traffic violators.
Cortes said the City had taken measures to address the traffic problem which includes the rerouting of vehicles at the U.N. Ave. intersection and the clamping and towing of illegally parked vehicles and clearing roads of all kinds of obstructions.
“We are trying our best to ease traffic within our city, but since we are all part of the traffic problem we should also be part of the solution. I expect all of us to follow traffic rules and regulations,” Cortes said in an earlier report.
Yu said these measures were effective in addressing the city’s traffic woes.
“This early, some of the measures implemented by the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) were met with instant success,” Yu said.
Since the first week of September, the Team has put clamps on 51 vehicles, most of which were sports utility vehicles.
“Solving the city’s traffic issues can immediately translate to economic gains as traffic-related opportunity losses are estimated to cost Mandauehanons billions of pesos monthly,” the businessman said. (JOB)