DCott surpasses P14M income target for 2010-A A +A
Sunday, September 12, 2010
ECOLAND Bus Terminal or Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCott) posted this month an income of more than P14 million, surpassing its goal for the year.
DCott officer-in-charge Yusoph Jimlani on Monday said the terminal this year set a goal of earning P14 million but as of the first week of September, they have collected P14,600,000.
Jimlani attributed this to his aggressive collection of fees and taxes imposed by DCott to incoming and departing transport, porters, and vendors.
"Ang porters, mga renters ng stalls, stands, buses going out meron yan silang arkabala. DCott is the city's business enterprise rin naman which is under the City Enterprise Office under the City Administrator's Office," Jimlani said Monday after Kapihan sa SM media forum.
"I assumed office this March. So we're happy with this progress that in a few months' stay, nakuha ko na yung target ng office. I have to work because binanayaran tayo rito. May mga nagrereklamo na nga na strikto raw ako masyado. Hindi, I am just doing my job," Jimlani said.
Jimlani said with DCott's current state, he expects their income to rise to as much as P20 million by the year.
DCott operates for 24 hours daily, with around 160 commercial establishments, 250 transient peddlers, 160 porters, and 46 in house workers.
"The Ecoland Terminal daily would have 10 to 15 thousand people arriving and 15 to 20 thousand people leaving. There are 750 bus departures daily," he said.
Meanwhile, Jimlani is also on top of securing the city's main overland terminal.
Jimlani said DCott has one team of Special Citizens Armed Active Auxiliary and one K9 team composed of two dogs and two handlers.
"Strikto tayo pagdating sa security. Lahat ini-inspect ang mga bag pagdating ang we have sniffing dogs all the time," he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 13, 2010.