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LTO 7 opens biggest district office in Carcar

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 inaugurated its biggest district office and first one stop-shop complex in Central Visayas, located in Sitio Pajo, Brgy. Valladolid, Carcar City, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

LTO 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec said the compound located in a 1.3-hectare property houses the Carcar City District Office and the facility of its private proponent, the Roadready Motor Vehicle Inspection Center Complex.

He said the old Carcar City District Office will be transferred to the new facility that will offer services such as licensing, registration, new license issuance and all other services and transactions in an LTO district office.

He said the new district office is designed for a single-window transaction system. Computerized LTO examinations will be conducted in the facility as well.

The new facility will cater to clients from all the adjacent areas of Carcar.

The project, estimated to cost about P126 million, including the land acquisition expenses, is a result of a public-private partnership (PPP).

Caindec said: “We did not spend a single cent on this. The airconditioning, the computers the chairs, the lights, everything here except the assets owned by LTO, were provided by the private proponent.”

He said they target to make the facility operational by Monday, Nov. 30, barring major technical problems.

He said that on average, the new Carcar City District Office can cater about 300 to 400 clients daily in a normal setup.

He said the client can bring a valid identification card if he plans to avail of the motor vehicle inspection service (MVIS) of the private proponent, the RoadReady Inc., which provides medical examination, insurance, vehicle inspection and various high-technology vehicle testing such as emission, brakes and light testing, among other services.

Soon, Caindec said, the third component of the project will be the driving test track, according to international standards, that can cater to practical driving examination.

Jay Bautista, managing director of RoadReady Inc., said they aim to employ about 100 employees once the MVIS becomes fully operational.

He said this endeavor is seen to not only ease doing business in the City and nearby localities, but also contribute to the growing economy of the City.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia who also graced the event, congratulated and assured Carcar City Vice Mayor Nicepuro Apura, on behalf of Mayor Mercedita Apura, of her full support to the City. She said she will push for improvement of the City’s roads now that Carcar is expected “to be more economically active with the new LTO facility.”

The governor also praised Caindec’s leadership in the LTO 7 for his efforts in improving LTO’s services for the residents of Cebu Province. (WBS)


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