Effects Of Traffic In The Philippines

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PROPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE FROM BATANGAS PORT TO APLAYA, BAUAN
A resolution to Bauan, Batangas Traffic

1.0 INTRODUCTION
Philstar Headlines reported that the Philippines is fourth among Asian countries and ranked ninth in the world in terms of negative traffic situations. (Diola, 2015) Every city has to deal with huge volume of cars, trucks, and other means of transportation running on highways. This is the major reason why traffic problems occur. From an essay entitled “Cause and Effect Essay: A Traffic Problems of a Big City” says that as the population increases in a certain area, the more the people want to have their own vehicles to get around with. This means that as the number of personal utility vehicles increases, the bigger the chances of traffic problems occur. (Glenn & Castle, 2011)
While perfect reduction of congestion is next to impossible in the Philippines, consistent and serious efforts to improve transportation infrastructure can translate to genuine benefits. In a recent report it released, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that despite the Philippines’ better-than-expected economic growth, the Philippines risks losing to P6 billion a day by 2030 because of worsening traffic jams. The JICA said that the costs of traffic will continue to rise if adequate solutions to ease congestion are not immediately implemented.
Batangas province experiences traffic problems. And the common traffic issue is in Bauan, Batangas. Though many solutions
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