Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas eyes a mass transport system in the City of Love and is currently seeking a private investor to partner with the local government. The mass transport system will inevitably ease traffic in the city.
“What we want to happen is for Iloilo to have efficient and modern mass transport, whether it’s a bus or a tram, we are very open with it because of the worsening traffic. My dream of making this a highly-urbanized city has already started. Our projects will successfully level up Iloilo City,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in an article by Business World.
The mass transport system is included in the projects listed by the city government intended for the public-private partnership scheme, assisted by the PPP Center. Moreover, Treñas revealed that PPP Center Deputy Executive Director Mia G. Sebastian led a group of officials in a visit to the city to provide updates about other PPP projects. This includes public markets, a sanitary landfill, and a slaughterhouse.
“Our sanitary landfill, particularly the solid waste management program, is already at the advanced stage and the terms of reference have been forwarded to the interested parties. We are just waiting for the programs to be finalized, same with the markets and the slaughterhouse. We have (defined) further milestones of the projects, including its development, approval, procurement, and the awards,” adds Treñas