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Scrap Cebu BRT project, Tugade recommends
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:50:52 PM »
Scrap Cebu BRT project, Tugade recommends
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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1561203/Cebu/Scrap-Cebu-BRT-project-Tugade-recommends

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) recommended to cancel the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, saying Cebu City’s roads are so narrow that such a system would be inefficient here.

In a letter to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez last April 11, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and Presidential Adviser for the Visayas Michael Dino assured that the government will come up with “a replacement project superior to the BRT,” if its cancellation is confirmed.

That’s now up to the National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC).

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Re: Scrap Cebu BRT project, Tugade recommends
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 11:52:03 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1438276836311448?__tn__=-R

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, together with Usec. for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark de Leon, met with officials from the World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) today, 20 August 2019.

The meeting centered on updates on the Quezon Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), as well as the Cebu BRT which forms part of the Cebu Integrated Intermodal Transport System (CIITS).

During the meeting, Secretary Tugade reiterated his requirement for the contractor to adopt a 24/7 working scheme to expedite the completion of projects.

Further, the World Bank has offered to train DOTr personnel on urban transport to enhance their knowledge and understanding in the management and operation of transport projects.

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Re: Scrap Cebu BRT project, Tugade recommends
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 08:37:29 PM »
Commitment fees: BRT delay costs city government P23M
Grace Melanie I. Lacamiento, Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
https://www.philstar.com/the-freeman/cebu-news/2019/08/27/1946787/commitment-fees-brt-delay-costs-city-government-p23m#k6RKZRiqRfpWrbcO.99

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CEBU, Philippines — The delayed implementation of the multi-billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu City has caused the government almost P23 million of commitment fees and denied the public of immediate use of the transport system, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.

It incurred P7 million in 2018, P6.4 million in 2017, P6.1 million in 2016, and P3.3 million in 2015.

The delay was attributed to the slow procurement process, right-of-way acquisition, and project viability issues, among others, which resulted in low disbursement or utilization of loan proceeds that might require loan validity extensions and hence, the incurrence of additional commitment fees.

A commitment fee, as defined in the report, is a fee levied on undisbursed portion of the loan, payable in the currency in which the loan is denominated. This fee can be collected or capitalized based on the loan agreement when the loan becomes effective. It is charged by a foreign lending institution on top of the interest charges and other fees as embodied in the agreement.
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