Roadworks, mall-wide sales halted for FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued a new memo that will temporarily ban all roadworks and mall-wide sales in select parts of Metro Manila from August 17 to September 10, 2023. This is part of the agency’s preparations for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

MMDA: No roadworks, mall-wide sales to give way to FIBA 2023 image

Under Memorandum Circular No. 7, s. 2023, road works (reblocking, utility works, pipe laying, road upgrading, excavation works) in Metro Manila are temporarily suspended effective midnight of August 17 (Thursday) up to midnight of September 10 (Sunday) at the following locations:

  1. EDSA Monumento to SM Mall of Asia (MOA)
  2. Kalayaan Avenue, C5 Road to EDSA
  3. Along Diokno Boulevard
  4. Pablo Ocampo St., Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard
  5. Roxas Boulevard, NIA Road to UN Avenue
  6. Meralco Avenue
  7. Ortigas Avenue, EDSA to C5 Road
  8. EDSA North Avenue to Agham Road

MMDA: No roadworks, mall-wide sales to give way to FIBA 2023 image

Moreover, the conduct of mall-wide sales will also be prohibited in malls along EDSA and other areas affected by the FIBA World Cup 2023 to ensure that all affected roads will remain passable, clean, safe, and serviceable to all types of vehicles and pedestrians during the said period.

The memorandum circular, signed by MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes, was issued to all concerned offices, Department of Public Works and Highways-NCR Engineering Districts, local government units, utility companies, contractors, and shopping mall operators.