Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella is advising the public that parking along the downtown area including parts of Araneta and Lacson Streets from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) up to Barangay Bata from 7:00AM to 6:00PM will be strictly prohibited starting January 1, 2015.
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In a press conference last Friday, Puentevella explained that the implementation of the “No Parking Rule” is in preparation for the city’s hosting of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on Open Data Initiative on April 16-17, 2015.
It will likewise gear Bacolod for the ocular visit of the APEC National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) lead by Deputy Director-General for Conference Management and Services Ambassador Ma. Angelina Sta. Catalina and Deputy Director-General for Operations Anthony Alcantara.
“Bacolod will be on the spotlight next year, and we have to put our best foot forward,” said Puentevella.
The mayor also sees the move as a step that will eventually decongest the traffic situation in the city, especially in business areas like Lacson Street.
Puentevella also said that the installation of Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV) along the city’s major thoroughfares will begin this month.
The Command Center will be at the Old City Hall in downtown Bacolod where a team will be tasked to monitor traffic conditions and accidents for immediate assistance.
These cameras will also be useful during natural or manmade calamities and that the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) can deploy their quick response teams to the location, added the mayor.