PPA eyes multi-million peso weighing scale for Dumaguete port

July 29, 2010 11:34 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 29 — Efforts are being undertaken for the safety of port facilities in Dumaguete and to prevent accidents caused by overloading of passenger and inter-island vessels.

In a meeting Tuesday, members of the Port Management Advisory Council (PMAC) headed by port manager Renato Tolinero were mulling the possibility of acquiring a P1.5-million weighing scale to be installed at the front gates of the Philippine Ports Authority for compulsory weighing of all cargoes, including vehicles before they can be loaded and brought to their respective destinations.

This is aimed at protecting the facilities of the port and for the ships itself from being overloaded.

Also discussed during the PMAC meeting is the access control regulations at the base port of Dumaguete in preparation for the opening of the multi-million-peso new passenger terminal building, including the usage and limitations of the port expansion project phase II.

The PMAC meeting was personally graced by Port District Manager for the Visayas Alex T. Cruz and all the stakeholders of the port of Dumaguete including representatives from shipping lines, suppliers, chamber of commerce, local government units, among others.

The weighing scale will be provided by the arrastre operator for a fee. (PNA)

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