NLEX Quake Drill
Date Posted : August 06, 2015
Workers on the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 construction site in Gov. Pascual, Malabon City simulate evacuation during the recently held metro-wide earthquake drill.
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation President Ramoncito S. Fernandez noted that the Earthquake Drill is a serious exercise that will test NLEX’s preparedness in case of a strong earthquake and similar catastrophic events.
The tollways company simultaneously conducted drills at the MNTC Building and Operations Management Center in Balintawak; District Building in Sta. Rita; all NLEX toll supervision buildings; and site offices in Caloocan and Malabon.
Manila North Tollways Corporation President Rodrigo E. Franco said “apart from taking care of our personal safety, we need to ensure that we can operate the NLEX, if possible, during an emergency since it is critical for rescue and mobility purposes,”
MNTC and Tollways Management Corporation’s employees and even site workers get safety and preparedness orientation to maintain the expressway’s structural integrity and reliability.
MPTC is the holding company of MNTC, the builder and concessionaire of NLEX. TMC is the operator of the NLEX.
Segment 10 is the second and last phase of the NLEX Harbor Link project. It is a 5.65-kilometer all-elevated roadway connecting the newly opened Segment 9 at MacArthur Highway in Karuhatan, Valenzuela City to C3 Road in Caloocan City extending to Road 10 in Navotas.