Davao City to Bid Out the Proposed High Priority Bus System (HPBS)

The City government of Davao City under the leadership of Mayor Sara Duterte, the presidential daughter, decided to bid out the proposed high priority bus system (HPBS) by international shopping, where contractors from other countries worldwide can join in the process and pursue the highly anticipated project.


During the Habi at Kape in Abreeza Mall, Ivan C. Cortez, head of City Planning and Development Office, stated that the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the entity that will finance the project through a loan package, is behind the proposal of inviting foreign companies.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the City Government of Davao City is the main proponent of the HPBS project. The DOTr under Sec. Arthur Tugade is reassessing the plan to put up HPBS, which includes social packages as the proposal is aimed at eventually replacing the 7,577 public utility jeepnes (PUJs) that are currently plying the Davao City routes.

Initial plans of the city government revealed that the loan assessment and evaluation of ABD is targeted to be conducted by August 2018. The PUJ drivers don't have to worry with the said modernization project because part of the loan package is the funding for road right of way and social amelioration to PUJ drivers.



The HPBS Project of the DOTr and the City Government of Davao City includes 1,000 modern mini-buses that have an electronic system, which are targeted to have three to five bus operators. Terminals, stations and depot will also be set up as part of the system.

According to Ivan C. Cortez, head of City Planning and Development Office, Mayor Sara Duterte wants the infrastructure component of the project to be implemented within her term as Mayor of Davao City.

The HPBS project is part of the draft transport master plan of the city government of Davao City. If there are no obstacles, we can see the buses running by 2021. There is a need to have infrastructure component like terminals and stations ready.

Source: PNA

Davao City to Bid Out the Proposed High Priority Bus System (HPBS) Davao City to Bid Out the Proposed High Priority Bus System (HPBS) Reviewed by Phil Newsome on January 07, 2018 Rating: 5
Powered by Blogger.