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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. will continue to promote green transport projects and electric vehicles throughout the country, Secretary Jaime J. Bautista said on Thursday, 14 July 2022.
During Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ launching of the mall-based free charging stations for electric vehicles, Secretary Bautista said that the DOTr will ensure that its transport policies and projects are dovetailed on the preservation of the environment and compliant with international environment standards towards alleviating the impact of transportation on the environment.
Secretary Bautista likewise underscored former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s programs, which improved transportation efficiency and reduced carbon emissions through the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
“The Department of Transportation launched programs geared at improving transportation efficiency and reducing emissions and pollutants from the public transportation sector,” Secretary Bautista explained.
According to Secretary Bautista, the establishment of the national development plan for the electric vehicle industry is a big push for the promotion of electric vehicles in the country.
He added that the the DOTr will support and assist in the advancement of the Republic Act 11697 or the Development of Electric Vehicle Industry in the Philippines to provide sustainable transport alternatives to Filipinos.
The Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ charging stations e-mobility initiative is one of the country’s mall-based charging stations for electric bikes, scooters, vehicles, and public utility vehicles located at Uptown Bonifacio in BGC, Taguig City.
The free charging of electric automobiles is in partnership with DOTr, Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
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DOTr Press Release
14 July 2022