Thursday, June 28, 2012

Public Consultation on Proposed E-Trikes by the DOE & ADB Held

The first part of the public consultation on the proposed E-Trikes this morning was heated but fruitful.

The public consultation was filled with questions from the Town Council Members of Malay who attended as well as from individuals from the private sector.

The raised questions ranged from the E-Trikes’ operation to its capability. Most of the questions were based on experience on the existing and currently operating ten (10) units of E-Trikes supplied by Gerweiss Motors.

However, the Department of Energy clarified that the existing ten E-Trike units is not its project. Further through the consultation, the DOE, which is assisting the proposed E-Trikes, together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its partner in the project, promised that the E-Trikes to be brought to the Island of Boracay will have quality especially on battery matters.

The public consultation was held to aid the Town Council of Malay in its decision making to adopt the E-Trike. This is to slowly replace the traditional tricycle in the island.

Aside from the DOE and ADB, representatives from the Department of Finance, Land Transportation Office, Land Bank of the Philippines and the Local Officials of Malay were sent.

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