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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

DOTr turns over EVs, charging stations to LGUs

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday turned over electric vehicles (EV), EV charging stations and other transport equipment to the local governments of Pasig, Baguio, Santa Rosa and Iloilo as part of the agencies’ promotion of low-carbon urban transport systems.

“We recognize the urgency of green recovery. We want to promote mobility through projects that will protect the environment,” Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said

Bautista said the agency aimed to establish transit-oriented development in the Philippines, which focuses on low-carbon mobility.

“A sustainable and environment-friendly transport promotes faster, efficient and safe mobility,” he said.

As the recipients, the local governments units and three transport cooperatives will participate in feasibility studies to be used for gathering and research of low carbon transport systems.

One of the main objectives of the LCT project is to achieve a reduction of 69,103 tons of greenhouse gases in the country.

The agreement also involved transport cooperatives to help in the pilot of the EVs and EV charging stations.

St. Louis University, University of Cordilleras and University of Baguio will assist the local government in its data gathering and research using the EV and EV equipment for possible adoption in PUVs.

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