Bringing together communities on and off the road, Maynilad Water Services Inc. announced its partnership with navigation app Waze to mitigate the impact of the water company’s activities on traffic flow in the metro.
Through Waze’s “Connected Citizens Program” (CCP), Maynilad will be uploading real-time data regarding its road-digging activities, including projects that may require road closures, to the Waze Map. This initiative is expected to promote better road safety and traffic flow, as drivers who use the Waze app can avoid possible traffic buildup near Maynilad worksites.
Maynilad CEO and president Ramoncito Fernandez said: “We strive to alleviate the effect of our roadworks activities on the motoring public. Through this partnership with Waze, we can empower drivers by providing real-time information about Maynilad roadworks that will allow them to better plan their daily routes.”
Krishna Kumar, APAC regional manager of Waze stated that the real-time, traffic and navigation app recognizes the contribution of road constructions in delaying travel time and continues its commitment in improving traffic situations. “Our partnership with Maynilad is a strong example of how a meaningful collaboration can be built to create the smart cities of tomorrow.”
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.