MOTC, Basilan LGU join forces towards better transport services

Mar 4, 2022

MOTC, Basilan LGU join forces towards better transport services

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications optimizes the power of an exploratory caucus to deliberate possibilities relative to putting up a direct route from the Polloc Port to Lamitan City in Basilan, giving way to interested Land Transport companies to ply route via a Ro-ro.

It has been the essence of the discussion of the ministry, sectoral agencies, and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Basilan, represented by Provincial Governor Jim S. Hataman-Salliman on March 3, 2022, Thursday.

Along with other matters carried out in the plan was the inspection of the Satellite Provincial Offices under the MOTC. These include the physical infrastructure, workforce, and, among others, identifying the factors that would improve the smooth operation of the office in the aim to improve the efficiency target of the ministry’s goals towards the delivery of fast, efficient, and reliable service in the island provinces.

Minister Dickson P. Hermoso initiated the move to lead the different sector heads. Chief Land Transportation regulation Officer Anwar A. Upahm of BLTO, Kaizer Nasilin, Chief Land Transportation Development Officer of BLTFRB, General Manager Garib Abas of the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority, Sahiron Alonto, Chief Maritime Industry Authority, Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas of the Bangsamoron Telecommunications Commission, and Sir Sajid Drus Ali, along with other members of the team took part to this event to show support for a more synergistic partnership with the BARMM’s local leaders.