CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) headed by its chairman, Atty. Martin B. Delgra III launched its 4th leg of Modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Caravan in this city last February 20.
The project conducted nationwide under the theme 'Arangkada ng Pagbabago Tungo sa Kaunlaran' hopes to promote, educate, engage and encourage support of key stakeholders of the land transport industry. It also showcases a variety of PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) compliant units to stakeholders, particularly drivers, operators and the public riders.
Various modernized compliant units were displayed in front of the Old City Hall in Brgy. Ibaba where the ceremonial ribbon-cutting was held headed by Atty. Delgra and Oriental Mindoro Gov. Bonz Dolor.
To show the local government's positive move and interest to the program, Gov. Dolor handed over to LTFRB chairman the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) of the province of Oriental Mindoro.
"This LPTRP would serve as a way to ease the perennial problem of the province when it comes to public transportation. You will be the witnesses as I have to hand over this output of the provincial government today to Chairman Delgra. All the requirements in order to have franchise will be from LTFRB as I have already done my part to avoid 'palakasan' system," said Dolor.
Implementing agencies of the program that assured help to cooperatives and other individuals in terms of financial aspects are Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), and Pag-Ibig Fund.
According to LTFRB, PUVMP is the biggest non-infrastructure program of the Duterte Administration that seeks to reform the country's public transport system that is considered as obsolete, inefficient and hazardous to the environment. It is better, modern, comfortable and safe to public transportation of the country. (LTC/PIA-OrMin)