Metro Manila · Makati Road Closures for World Economic Forum (May 21 - 23)

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) East Asia 2014 takes place in Manila from Wednesday to Friday, May 21 to 23. Several roads will temporarily be closed. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) urges motorists to avoid the areas around the WEF venues.

On Wednesday, May 21, from 3 to 10 pm, the westbound lanes of Ayala Avenue in front of the Philippine Stock Exchange, from Makati Avenue to Paseo de Roxas, will be closed for traffic. Vehicles will be rerouted around Ayala Triangle Park or via Dela Rosa Street.

On Thursday, May 22, 10 am to 7 pm, the area between Makati Shangri-La and Glorietta Park will be closed for traffic. The same area will be closed on Friday, May 23, from 2 to 6 pm.

The MMDA recommends to avoid roads leading to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) as well as the Makati Central Business District, the venues where the WEF is held.  

"I suggest to motorists to avoid the area around PICC on Thursday (May 22), particularly Gil Puyat Avenue and Roxas Boulevard between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and give way to the delegates," said MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino.

To ease traffic, a temporary truck ban will be implemented for Roxas Blvd. and Osmeña Highway on May 22, from 6 am to 11 pm. The MMDA deploys 1,000 traffic personnel during the WEF. More than 630 business and civil society leaders and at least two heads of state are expected to participate in the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia.

For traffic updates, visit the MMDA Facebook page.

For more information on the WEF East Easia, click here.