Manila trucking ban lifted

Manila: Manila’s mayor, Joseph Estrada, made a big announcement Saturday, nixing a seven month long trucking ban, days ahead of a likely presidential exercise of power that would have done the same to try and bring the Philippine capital’s extreme container congestion at its ports under control.

 “We are trying to avoid conflict,” Estrada said. “There might be a shootout if we don’t lift the ban.”

The truck ban prohibited eight-wheelers and cargo vehicles heavier than 4,500 kilos from entering the city between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.  [15/09/14]

 

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