LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – In its efforts to further improve public service to Pangasinenses, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan has acquired new vehicles and equipment.
The new vehicles include six units of ambulance for use of various district hospitals in the province, namely: Bayambang District Hospital, Pozorrubio Community Hospital, Dasol Community Hospital, Manaoag Community Hospital, Mangatarem District Hospital and Urdaneta District Hospital.
The new sets of equipment which will be used by the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) include three (3) units of hydraulic excavator, three (3) units of mini dumptrucks, one bulldozer, one water truck, one (1) ten-wheeler dump truck.
Leading the blessing of new vehicles and equipment at the Motorpool Compound on May 20 were Governor Amado I. Espino, III, Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., department heads led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba and some chiefs of hospital.
In his speech after the flag-raising ceremony, Governor Espino said that the provincial government is always eager to provide the best public service to Pangasinenses through these additional vehicles and equipment.
Provincial Engineer Antonieta C. Delos Santos disclosed that these new equipment backstop the workforce of the department noting that some existing equipment already need replacement.
Accordingly, these new equipment are joined by a beach cleaner unit – a combination of a tractor and a cleaning machine designed to maintain the cleanliness of the shorelines of the Lingayen Beach and its neighboring coastal areas.
“Now, we have beach cleaner, a first-ever equipment of the province of Pangasinan,” Engr. Delos Santos stated noting that previously the province purchased amphibious excavator for dredging.
To ensure that the cleaning equipment works the provincial engineer stressed, supplier of the beach cleaner – BBLM Unistar Enterprises will conduct training on proper usage and maintenance for the operators at the Capitol Beachfront on May 28-30.
Engr. Delos Santos also said that in addition to the provincial vehicles, new sets of provincial buses are anticipated to arrive any time soon.
The blessing of vehicles and equipment, officiated by Rev. Fr. Hernan Caronongan, also coincided with the blessing of the service bay building which has a total floor area of 126 sq. meters. /Shiella Mae C. De Guzman
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