LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Provincial Government of Pangasinan is keen on providing the best public service to Pangasinenses made evident with the consecutive acquisition of vehicles and equipment.
Governor Amado I. Espino, III, along with Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. and some department heads led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, spearheaded the blessing of newly-acquired vehicles and equipment on June 3.
The new vehicles and equipment include two units of shuttle bus, two units of coaster bus and one unit of asphalt paver.
Provincial Engineer Antonieta C. Delos Santos stressed that the continuous purchase of vehicles and equipment forms part in the massive infrastructure and tourism programs of Governor Espino.
“Isa po talaga sa priorities ng ating governor ay ang massive infrastructure at tourism program,” she stated.
Engr. Delos Santos also said that the governor targets to upgrade both equipment used in the provincial government as well as its facilities for the convenience of government employees and the general public.
On the other hand, Engr. Delos Santos disclosed that the additional vehicles of the provincial government aims to further assist Pangasinenses, local government units (LGUs) and other non-government organizations (NGOs) through means of transportations.
The new shuttle bus has a 49-seating capacity while the new coaster has 27 seating-capacity which are both an upgraded models from the previous shuttle buses and coasters of the province which only have 45-seating capacity and 23 seating-capacity, respectively.
At present, the provincial government has a fleet 15 buses. These include six sets of new shuttle bus, six old sets shuttle bus (two of which were converted into training buses used in the implementation of the mobile skills training project (MSTP) of the provincial government), three sets of coasters (1 old and 2 new).
The blessing of these vehicles and equipment also coincided with the groundbreaking ceremony of the three, two-storey cottages of the Capitol Resort Hotel (CRH).
Cristina J. Bumiltac, CRH Officer-In-Charge, said that the construction of these cottages is just one of the development projects of Governor Espino for the CRH.
The resort hotel at present, she noted, can accommodate 35-45 guest.
“Magkakaroon tayo ng mas maraming tourist and guest na pupunta dahil sa additional accommodation natin at magiging bagong attraction ng ating resort,” Bumiltac stated.
Bumiltac stressed that the two-storey cottages can be divided into two per floor, depending on guest’s choice whether to occupy only one or both floors.
As such, the provincial government is planning to build three or four more cottages in addition to the impending three cottages.
Prior the aforementioned groundbreaking ceremony, Rev. Fr. Hernan Caronongan officiated the blessing of the site as well as the blessing of new vehicles and equipment. /Shiella Mae C. De Guzman
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