Tuesday, July 10, 2012

E-Trike Program In Boracay Island Being Hurried by The Department of Energy

In light of the loan capacity of the Town Council of Malay, instead of bringing five hundred (500) units, the initial plan of the Council is commit to one hundred (100) E-Trike units to be brought to Boracay for the meantime.

100 units of the E-Trike would cost P20Million.

The E-Trike program is being hurried by the Department of Energy (DOE) and is hoped to be ready for bidding by the next month. With this, the Council has been given a deadline by July to decide and give authority to the Mayor to enter into an agreement regarding the program.

The Municipal Accountant of Malay, Budget Officer, Municipal Treasurer, Transportation Officer and Secretary of the Mayor was called by the Council to determine whether the Local Government Unit can finance the E-Trike which will later be passed to the cooperative of tricycles in Boracay.

However, based on the consultation, resistance was perceived from the recipient of the project. It was alleged that the cooperative does not seem to like the supplier of the E-Trike.

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