Thursday, November 28, 2013

BLTMPC, no plans in adding more traditional trikes in Boracay

Written by Gloria Villas

The Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) has no plans in adding more traditional tricycle units in Boracay.

According to BLTMPC Board of Director Enrique Gelito, the local government has long been planning to replace the traditional trikes with Electric Tricycles or E-trikes on the island.

In fact, he said, of the 575 traditional units, 200 have already applied to acquire an E-trike.

Gelito added that old tricycle units are still allowed to operate as long as its new and efficient, if not then they will be replaced.

Meanwhile, the BLTMPC continues to purchase more e-trikes from different suppliers in the country.

The BLTMPC and the LGU Malay aims to replace the traditional units to lessen the pollution.

There are about 10 e-trikes operating in Boracay at the moment.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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