Transport Ministry Partners with Miphone to Ease Traffic Congestion


Yet another measure has been implemented by the Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works to expedite the process of easing traffic congestion along major roads in the Corporate Area.
Speaking to JIS News yesterday (September 4), at the National Works Agency (NWA) Command Centre at the Ministry’s head office on Maxfield Avenue, Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill announced that the Ministry was partnering with Centennial MiPhone to provide mobile telephony services to NWA personnel who are deployed on roads across the island. He said the system would enable NWA staff, “to have regular updates of the traffic situation at key locations, including the Mandela Highway and Caymanas Crossing, Ferry Police Station, Hydel Group of Schools, the Portmore toll booth as well as the intersection of Marcus Garvey Drive and East Avenue”. Regional Sales Director at MiPhone, Nathalie Norman, informed JIS News that the features of the phone system, called MiDirect, included ‘walkie talkie’, speaker phone with a “press and talk facility, similar to that of security radios, voice dialling, internet compatibility, three and a half hours talk time and 96 hours standby battery backup”.

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