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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Security scanners for Davao bus terminal arrives

THE walk-through scanners ordered by the city for the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) have arrived last month but its installation may have to wait due to some roof leak at the terminal's entrance.

"Dili pa namo ma-install kay murag naguba ang atong atop sa DCOTT. Dili nato siya pwede ibutang kay kung magtulo, maigo ang atong walk-through scanners (We cannot install it because the roof needs repair and the water from the leak may harm the scanners)," Davao City Economic Enterprises (CEE) Office-in-charge Maribeth Lumactod said in an interview with SunStar on Wednesday, September 6.

Lumactod said the roof by the terminal's entrance is made of polycarbonate, which is why the CEE administration does not have the capacity to repair it.

"Lahi ang iyang sistema dili siya matumban kay mabuak man kay carbonate (It has a different system, since the roof is made of carbonate which breaks if someone steps on it)," she said.

She said they have already made estimates for the repair, adding that they may possibly hire a contractor to do the job.

"They (contractor) will have an equipment to install that," she said in the vernacular.

Lumactod said the scanners arrived on the first week of August but only one scanner is now stored at DCOTT while the other scanner has not yet been delivered upon the CEE's advise to hold its delivery.

In a previous interview, Lumactod said each scanner costs between P80,000 to P90,000.
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