Launching of MAPMA

Upon the instructions of President Tan Ching, FFCCCII’s officers led by Vice President/Adviser Domingo Yap, Secretary General Dr. Fernando Gan, Chairman Victor Lim, Vice Chairmen Nelson Guevarra, Gan Tiak Kheng, Council Members Dennis Tan and William Ang attended the launching of (MAPMA) Manila Parking Management on January 04, 2013, Friday, at San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim is the guest of honor and speaker. Mayor Lim said the city government entered into a public-private partnership (PPP) deal with the private firm Manila Parking Management (MAPMA) to install the initial 340 parking meters for the On Street Parking project in Binondo. So far, about 200 units of parking meters imported from China have been installed. The pilot site for the On Street Parking will cover Escolta and Ongpin streets. Lim said one of the traffic problems in Binondo is double parking which causes traffic jams. To use the parking meter, a motorist must go to parking attendant and buy a smart card that will be loaded with a minimum amount of P20. This allows the motorist to park for two hours. If the vehicle owner goes beyond the two hours, he would be charged an additional P10 for every hour. Security cameras will also be installed in the parking areas. This is the country’s first metered parking system

Upper left photo: Mayor Lim delivers his message during the launching of MAPMA.
Upper right photo: Vice President Domingo Yap greets Mayor Lim.
2nd photo: Vice President Domingo Yap and Mayor Lim during the ribbon cutting.
3rd photo: Mayor Lim demonstrates the use of the parking meter system.
Last photo: FFCCCII’s officers with Mayor Lim – Seated from left is Chairman Victor Lim, Vice President Domingo Yap, seated right is Indonesian Minister Counsellor R. Toto Waspodo.
Standing from left is Secretary General Dr. Fernando Gan, Executive Director of National Parks Development Committee Miss Juliet Villegas, Vice Chairman Gan Tiak Kheng, Council Member Dennis Tan, Vice Chairman Nelson Guevarra, Council Member William Ang, and Intramuros Administrator Jose Capistrano Jr.