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RORO SYSTEM TO LOWER PRICES OF GOODS

RORO SYSTEM TO LOWER PRICES OF GOODS
 

18 February 2019 03:37:21 PM

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo flew on Monday to Cebu City to attend the oversight committee meeting on transportation. The hearing presided by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) sought to tackle the issues of the Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) system, particularly to make it more efficient to bring down the prices of goods. In an interview, Speaker Arroyo said that “The reason why we put up the RORO system is we want to bring the cost of transporting food from Mindanao, where it’s plentiful, to Visayas and Luzon. And we hope that we’ll continue to reap [its] fruits.” At least seven new RORO routes will be opened, as a result of the Speaker’s prodding. Speaker Arroyo also noted that except for those using 10-wheeler trucks, the cost of transporting goods is more expensive through the RORO than the conventional methods due to several factors including logistics, weighing methods, lack of reefer vans and trucker fees. She announced that a lot were tackled and accomplished by the Oversight Committee, including updates on the new routes that will be opened in areas without sea transport. | Molie Gonzales/ Perfecto Camero

 
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