DAVAO CITY — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said the city government will start the interim implementation of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) with an allocated budget of P250 million this year.
“We have a P250-million to start it all but we are also waiting for the final approval from the national government for the entire project which is P12-billion,” Sara Duterte said.
The P250-million consists of a P100-million from Supplemental Budget 1 and a P150-million from Supplemental Budget (SB) 2 of 2019.
The City Mayor has indicated that the interim HPBS will cover the initial routes of Catalunan Grande, Toril, and Bunawan.
“We will put bus stops, we will put schedules, we will fix the sidewalks and also the buses,” Mayor Duterte indicating implementation of the HPBS which will benefit Davao City commuters.
During the quarterly flag raising of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies-XI (ARENA-XI) on Jan. 6 in the People’s Park, the City Mayor announced that the interim implementation of the HPBS is aggressively being pushed forward as one of the priority projects of the city government.
The HPBS will feature spacious, airconditioned low-floor city buses with major routes around Davao City and other parts of the city.