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SP holds public hearing on new, modern Roxas terminal

The Roxas City Sangguniang Panlungsod, through its Committee on Public Utilities chaired by Councilor Emmanuel Billones Jr. held a public hearing on the proposed ordinance establishing the Roxas City Integrated Transport Terminal for Inter-Provincial and Municipal Public Utility Vehicles.

The public hearing was held March 25 at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center.

The P50-million one-hectare transport terminal set to rise at the El Pueblo de Panay in Barangay Lawaan is one of the ambitious projects of Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino. Not only will it change the city's landscape as an emerging economic hub but will greatly ease traffic in the city's major routes.

Aside from the modern terminal, also set to rise at the Pueblo are the Robinsons Roxas Place mall, a police station and a hospital, practically making the place a "City within a City."

Councilor Billones talked to the presidents of different transport groups in the province on the proposed ordinance establishing the Roxas City Integrated Transport terminal.

The transport terminal is expected to operate 8-10 months from now to solve the traffic problem in areas covered by Barangay Lawaan, it being the primary gateway towards the city proper.

Mayor Celino thanked the leaders of the transport sector for their positive responses towards the project. He said that this terminal will benefit both the transport sector and the residents.

During the dialogue, transport leaders inquired about the feasibility of the project and the scheme of the traffic flow.

Present during the dialogue were the presidents of different provincial vehicle organizations, and a representative from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Source: Jose Arsenio Quinzon, Gerry T. Pagharion, PR Office