Con­sor­tium pro­poses bus ter­mi­nal in Bu­la­can

Business World - - CORPORATE NEWS - — Pa­trizia Paola C. Marcelo

PRI­VATE con­sor­tium North Lu­zon Ex­press Ter­mi­nals Inc (NLET) has pro­posed to build a P5-bil­lion in­te­grated bus ter­mi­nal in Bo­caue, Bu­la­can to ser­vice pro­vin­cial bus riders in the ar­eas north of Metro Manila.

NLET has pro­posed to build an 11.5-hectare ter­mi­nal to be lo­cated be­side the Philip­pine Arena in Ci­u­dad de Vic­to­ria, a prop­erty in Bu­la­can owned by re­li­gious group Igle­sia Ni Cristo.

The con­sor­tium and the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion signed a me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing for the project yes­ter­day, April 17.

NLET said the ter­mi­nal will be ac­ces­si­ble to those go­ing to and from Su­bic, Clark, Tar­lac, and other towns in Bu­la­can prov­ince.

“(The ter­mi­nal) is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to bus op­er­a­tors and pas­sen­gers mak­ing it the most ideal lo­ca­tion for an in­te­grated bus ter­mi­nal sys­tem hav­ing an area of 11.5 hectares that can surely ac­com­mo­date all north bus op­er­a­tors and their buses,” NLET said in a state­ment.

NLET noted there are ap­prox­i­mately 3,705 north­ern pro­vin­cial buses that en­ter Mega Manila. The project is ex­pected to ease con­ges­tion, re­duce travel time for com­muters, and lower op­er­a­tional costs for bus com­pa­nies.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.