“It’s still a work in progress, tuloy tuloy po ang pag modernize ng ating PUVs … Lalago parin tayo, dadami parin ang trabaho, at gaganda parin ang buhay pero part of the mix ng ating dependence sa fossil fuel ay mababawasan because of cleaner renewable sources of energy,” Gov. Abet Garcia said during the technical pre-feasibility study and policy advisory of Global Green Growth Initiative (GGGI) and pManifold Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for the introduction of electric public utility vehicles in Bataan, on Monday, April 25.
For its long-term goal of making Bataan a carbon-neutral province, the Provincial Government of Bataan, with the aforementioned stakeholders, has conducted a study for the e-jeepney routes of Balanga to Dinalupihan, Balanga to Lamao and the E-bus route of Balanga to Mariveles.
While the discussion on maintenance and establishment of charging stations are still going on, Gov. Abet expressed that the Provincial Government will tap financial institutions and other sources of funds as this endeavor is necessary in line with the ongoing challenge of climate change.
“Malaking katipiran ang ating makukuha kapag nag switch po tayo sa renewable sources of energy … so dito po pwede tayo magtulung-tulong with our strategic partners at ang gobyerno, meron tayong share na nakukuha sa mga power plants at itong share na ito, ginagamit natin sa unti-unting pag shift natin sa renewable sources of energy,” Gov. Abet highlighted.
During the meeting, stakeholders are eyeing the long-term implementation of E-PUVs on our roads in such a way that operators and drivers will still benefit as we transition into a sustainable transport system.