Parts of Makati CBD to be closed to traffic for WEF

Posted at 05/21/14 4:07 PM

MANILA - Some streets in the Central Business District (CBD) of Makati City will be closed off for the three-day World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins Wednesday.

The Makati City Traffic Department announced that the stretch of Ayala Avenue from Makati Avenue to Paseo de Roxas will be closed from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Meanwhile, the street in front of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel will be closed from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) also implement a modified truck ban along Roxas Boulevard and Osmeña Highway from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), meantime, has deployed 6,000 personnel to help secure some 1,000 delegates from 40 countries, including 10 heads of economies.

The Philippines was chosen as this year's host country, being one of the major economic comeback stories in recent years.