THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Central Visayas inaugurated its new office building on General Echavez Street, Barangay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City on January 20.
In his speech during the inauguration, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino described the building as “apt and timely” in the country’s move to innovate and modernize its public transport system.
He said the innovation and modernization of the public transport system is embodied in the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
Dino also described the building as “testament of the agency’s determination and willingness to serve” despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
He urged LTFRB-Central Visayas to work harder and better for the transportation sector.
“The Duterte Administration is marked by a series of flagship programs to adapt with the evolving needs of our time; two of which are the Build, Build, Build Program, and the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, both co-existing in synergy,” Dino said.
He said that 18,000 units have complied with the PUVMP since it was signed in 2017. The government is looking to modernize around 170,000 units.
“We hope that as we move toward modernization of mass transport, we are able to spur economic activities, attract investments, and facilitate efficient movement of goods and services in the countryside. May this inauguration of the new LTFRB 7 Office Building also serve as a step closer toward this end,” he said. (NRC)