THE Iloilo Provincial Government purchased 10 additional dump trucks to be used in the concreting and maintenance of provincial and farm-to-market roads.
Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. led the blessing of the brand new vehicles on September 3, 2020 at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds. Each unit costs P4.7 million.
They will augment the existing truck teams that attend to provincial and barangay roads.
"We are now doing an inventory of the remaining unpaved provincial roads," Defensor said.
In the meantime, Defensor said the trucks will be temporarily used to fetch the returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs).
A shell and car seats will be installed at the back to provide comfort to the passengers.
Defensor said it is an ideal transport vehicle because it is open and has a large space fit for social distancing.
The governor recognized that the province lacks vehicles to transport returning Ilonggos back to their municipalities. (PR)