Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Manila, congestion and squalor Nightmare

Manila , Nightmare Congestion and KekumuhanJoshua Mercado was waiting for a train at the end of a long snaking queue at Quezon Street Station Manila . The train waiting just one part of the story travels five hours daily .

" All I do is get up , go to work , come home , eat , and sleep , " said Mercado ( 24 ) .

Mercado admitted every day leaving at 4am to start their journey is using the motor , rail , and bus to his office in Makati , one of the business centers of Manila .

" It was rush hour commuters and transportation damage often really makes me depressed , " he said .

Commuting in Manila , Philippines , has become one of the victims that the state government ignored until decades duration . Today, President Benigno Aquino is trying to reverse the situation and upgrade the capital 's largest transportation since the 1990s .

Indeed , as the data presented by Bloomberg , the Asian population density increases. Urbanization is bringing 1,700 more people in a day , will be increased by one billion people to the cities in the continental region in the next quarter .

" If the government fails to address the infrastructure gap , this would be a uninhabited city , " said Gil Hong Kim , Director of the Asian Development Bank Sustainable Infrastructure , in an interview in Manila .

" Traffic congestion will be a nightmare . More and more people will move into the slums . 's Horrible and business opportunities will be lost , " said Kim .

The population soared

Based on the analysis of Belleville , Illinois-based Demographia , Manila population is predicted to increase to more than 30 million in 2025 , from the current figure of 22.7 million . Thus , Manila will be the third largest urban area in the world after Tokyo and Jakarta .

To cope with the growth of congestion and serve the soul , Aquino plans to spend at least 15 billion U.S. dollars to help Manila pursue its regional rivals , such as Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur .

Currently Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok have plans to add a rail line over 100 kilometers in length . Meanwhile , Jakarta continues to improve facilities and expand rail capacity Soekarno - Hatta International Airport as the third busiest airport in Asia .

Aquino , who will step down in 2016 , making the infrastructure as one of the main focus and goals of development . He plans to increase spending on public works up to 5 percent of GDP , as the World Bank's benchmark rate is needed to reduce poverty and strengthen the economy .

This is important , given the Asian Development Bank alone predict , that the cities in Asia will add an average of about 1.1 billion people between 2005 and 2030 , is no exception Manila . As with average economic growth of the Philippines is rising rapidly above 6 percent since 2010 , previously less than 4 percent in the two previous decades , people then flocked to the capital , home to more than a third of gross domestic product was concentrated .
(see also: lomba burung kenari)

Manila is a sea of ​​houses and slum area of ​​about 640 square kilometers ( 250 square miles ) of land sandwiched between Manila Bay and Laguna Lake to the west by the San Mateo Mountains to the east . In its center is a few skyscrapers that mark that it is the Makati financial district , where Bercokolnya HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc. headquartered .


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