THE Cebu City Government received five buses from its sister city in the City of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
The donated vehicles were turned over to the city officials in a symbolic ceremony attended by Kaohsiung Mayor Chu Chen last Tuesday.
Councilor Raymond Garcia, along with Sister Cities Commission head Alvin Dizon and lawyer Rafael Christopher Yap, head of the project implementation unit of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit, were part of the City’s delegation to Taiwan.
Dizon said the City of Kaohsiung, Taiwan hosted the 3rd EcoMobility World Congress, which they participated.
The congress is a live demonstration of how cities can take a bold step to create a forward-thinking urban transportation culture through eco-mobility.
“The activity is an avenue for city governments to experiment with creative ecomobile solutions to create more livable cities.
It also gives residents the opportunity to experience how traveling through integrated, socially inclusive and healthy transport options can improve their quality of life,” Dizon said.
Around 800 delegates from different countries participated the congress.
Kaohsiung City and Cebu City are sister cities for 25 years already.
Although Mayor Tomas Osmeña has yet to decide where these buses will be assigned, Dizon said new buses can help the residents, particularly the elderly and the students of the city, travel easier.
Aside from the congress, Dizon said Mayor Chen also invited Osmeña to join the 2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum to be held in Kaohsiung next year. (RVC)