DOTr Set to Inaugurate the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) Next Month

The Duterte administration through the Department of Transporation (DOTr) confirmed that the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT), the first container barge port in the country is set to be inaugurated in the month of November according to Sec. Arthur Tugade.

Secretary Arthur Tugade stated during an announcement that "We are an archipelago, so this is really a no-brainer. Matagal na dapat ito. Madalas congested ang mga kalsada na papunta sa mga port, at ito ang magiging solusyon dyan (This is long overdue. It will ease congestion on roads leading to the ports). This project is also proof that when the government and the private sector work together, beautiful things can happen,” Tugade said in a statement.

The advanced multi-million project which was constructed at no cost for the Duterte admin, the CGI will allow the efficient transport of cargo from the Port of Manila to Cavite through barges and roll-on roll-off (RoRo) operations, and is expected to ease traffic congestion in major roads across Metro Manila.

The terminal will also be integrated with other major Luzon port facilities for a cost-effective and time-bound access to the Cavite market.

The highly anticipated opening of the modern port facility will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte who will grace the inauguration with Tugade, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez, Budget Secretary Ben Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Vince Dizon, and local government officials.

The Cavite Gateway Terminal is located on a six-hectare property in Tanza, Cavite. The barge terminal will be operated by the internationally-known port operator, the Interantional Container Terminal Services, Inc. The project is expected to reduce truck trips in Metro Manila by 140,000 trips annually.

As a result, road traffic will be reduced by approximately 2 km. of trucks, when the terminal starts operations. The construction of the CGT began in October last year under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte.

Barge operations began last month as part of the dry run prior to full operation.

Source: PNA

DOTr Set to Inaugurate the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) Next Month DOTr Set to Inaugurate the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) Next Month Reviewed by Phil Newsome on October 20, 2018 Rating: 5
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