The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to develop a mobile app that will provide real-time traffic updates, flood alerts and information on disaster and emergency preparedness.
The MMDA has signed a memorandum of agreement on Thursday with MediaQuest Holdings Inc. to deliver vital information to the public using information technology.
The MMDA and MediaQuest will develop a mobile application that will provide access to traffic situation along major roads in Metro Manila that will enable motorists and commuters to plan their trips.
The app will also deliver information related to road conditions, road repairs, floods, Pasig River Ferry System and other public-transport schedule, earthquake preparedness updates, and other useful information.
“I am sure this platform will help prevent the spread of disinformation and help increase public’s participation at a higher level,” MMDA Chairman Danilo D. Lim said during the signing ceremony.
“Our interest is to involve the public in the government’s programs. With media’s effectiveness and credibility at hand, we hope to develop a culture of vigilance leading to an involved citizenry,” he added.
Both organizations have also agreed to cooperate with one another in providing real-time information through respective media platforms like TV5, Cignal’s One News.