Discussions on Tri-City Ferry project continue
AN interim report on the Project Preparation Study on the proposed Tri-City Ferry System Project for Dagupan City, Alaminos City and San Fernando City (La Union) was presented and discussed by stakeholders, agencies, consultants and concerned sectors last November 15, 2022.
The Tri-City project, an initiative of Cities Development Initiative for Asia, seeks to implement a sea transport system connecting the cities of Dagupan, Alaminos and San Fernando as an alternative and sustainable regional transport system.
Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez reiterated the city government’s support for the project citing its economic and social benefit.
She said the aside from enabling shorter time travel and cheaper fares for commuters, the ferry project can attract more visitors to the city, similar to the river transport systems in other countries that have become tourist attractions.
The technical working group (TWG) was created by the Public-Private Partnership Center in coordination with the National Economic and Development Authority, Maritime Industry Authority, Department of Transportation, Department of Tourism, Department of Public Works and Highways, the three cities and consulting teams.
Among the topics discussed during the presentation of the interim report were components, report structure, preferable vessel system, project location, demand projection, estimated growth rates, passenger forecast, economic appraisal, tentative implementation plan and financial case.
Coordination between the TWG and stakeholders for the Tri-City project is expected to be closer in months ahead. (Dagupan CIO News)
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