05/13/14

The MMDA and Escolta Redevelopment

Count me as one of the people who are not that fond of how the current administration of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is handling some of the problems Metropolitan Manila is facing today, from some of its traffic schemes to the problems of some of its traffic officers, among others, But that does not mean I would not give them some sort of praise if the situation warrants it.

This happens to be one of the things that I make such praise, thanks to the recent news that the MMDA is lending a hand in the revitalization in the old business-commercial district of Escolta by proposing a creation of an “Escolta Redevelopment Administration” to “help revive the area as transport, tourism, business, and culinary heritage hub and to assist the City Government of Manila.”

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino talking about proposed Escolta Redevelopment Administration in a recent meeting with stakeholders in the Escolta area (photo courtesy of the MMDA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mmda/mmda-chairman-proposes-the-creation-of-escolta-redevelopment-administration/725740034145559)

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