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MNTC Donation to UP-NCTS Road Safety Research Laboratory

The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) recently donated software and equipment to the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Road Safety Research Laboratory (RSRL) at the National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS). Gracing the Turnover Ceremony were no less than MNTC Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and UP System President Alfredo E. Pascual. Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano, the current NCTS Director, welcomed guests from MNTC and its parent firm Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation as well as from UP and the media. Dr. Ricardo DG. Sigua provided a background on the RSRL and how the donated equipment would help in the implementation of researches. The following photos show some highlights of the Turnover Ceremony last April 11, 2013.

19083_10151370431552401_1513867965_nUP President Alfredo E. Pascual shaking the hands of MNTC Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan after they delivered messages during the Turnover Ceremony held at the NCTS. Looking on are Road Safety Laboratory Head Dr. Ricardo Sigua and NCTS Director Sean Palmiano.

61504_10151370431907401_875100796_nUnveiling of the plaque by (L-R) Dr. Ric Sigua, MNTC President & CEO Rodrigo Franco, UP Pres. Alfredo Pascual, MNTC Chair Manny Pangilinan, Dir. Sean Palmiano, and Metro Pacific President & CEO Ramoncito Fernandez

553007_10151370432177401_1014229657_nDr. Sigua demonstrating VISSIM, one of the software donated by MNTC to UP-NCTS

524498_10151370432072401_265366186_nMNTC Chair MVP making a point about the microsimulation demo as UP Pres. Pascual looks on.

485312_10151330113741805_1859125652_nTarps on display showing a list of donated software and equipment, photos of technical cooperation and capacity building between NCTS and MNTC/MPTC, and the advocacies of NCTS.

The following links are for news items on the turnover:

AKSYON TV       ANDAR NG MGA BALITA     Road Safety Lab binuksan para sa pagaaral ng kaligtasan sa kalsada

TV5     AKSYON  Dalawang aksidente kada minuto nangyayari sa buong mundo
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