Just in time for the re-opening of a rehabilitated Boracay Island, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over to Grab Philippines units of the Isuzu modernized public utility vehicle (PUV) at the island’s Bolabog Terminal on Oct. 26.
As per Grab, the company supports the Boracay Transport Master Plan, which aims to streamline and optimize transportation on the island with the introduction of the hop on, hop off jeepney system which will transport passengers along the circumferential road. For the initial phase of the operations, IPC turned over three units of its modernized PUV. It also brought in its prototype PUV to be displayed during the formal turnover.
IPC President Hajime Koso, who attended the turnover ceremony, lauded the groups responsible for the transformation of Boracay Island. “I congratulate all concerned individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors for pooling their efforts to restore Boracay’s place among the world’s most beautiful islands. IPC is most certainly proud to share its expertise and world-class vehicles with the people of the island. Our modernized PUVs are very much aligned with the government’s vision of a modern, safe, efficient, cost-effective and environment-friendly transport system not only for Boracay, but for the entire Philippines.”
The modernization of Boracay’s transport system is part of the government’s ongoing Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) envisioned to replace some 200,000 jeepneys nationwide 15 years and older with new, safe, and environment friendly PUVs.
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