MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday started accepting bids for the design and construction of a P9.9 million footbridge along the Ninoy Aquino Avenue in Parañaque City.
MMDA Traffic Engineering Center head Noemi Recio said the footbridge which is expected to be finished by the end of the year will have solar-powered lights. Recio said the use of solar-powered lights on footbridges in Metro Manila started in the term of MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.
“Nahihirapan kami minsan kung saan kukuha ng supply ng kuryente. Pag solar powered walang problema,” Recio said.
Recio said the MMDA has decided to install the footbridge along the Ninoy Aquino Avenue near the Pascor Drive after considering the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the area and the high incidence of accidents involving pedestrians.
“Maraming naaksidente dito kasi maraming tumatawid,” said Recio.
Recio said once completed, the NAIA Avenue footbridge would be the 86th steel footbridge to be ordered built by the MMDA since the term of then MMDA chairman Bayani Fernando.