LTO to set up satellite office in Boracay

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay Aklan. Feb. 28 – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is planning to set up a satellite office in this resort island to ensure that the clean air act is properly implemented.

This developed as concerns raised over hundreds of tricycles plying to this resort island daily. Tricycles emit chemicals coming from the engines believed to cause air pollutions here.

The move is currently being studied by the committee on transportation at the Malay council.

In the past, LTO personnel are coming to this resort island on an occasional basis to conduct a mobile smoke testing facility. The mobile testing could only accommodate 18 vehicles per day.

A satellite LTO office in this resort island could ensure monitoring of an accredited smoke testing facility. It will also assists in the smooth traffic flow here.

Currently, the traffic situation in this resort island is getting heavier with the continuous influx of tourists.

The Malay council said they are currently fast-tracking the needed resolutions for the setting up of a satellite facility to ensure air pollution issues are being properly addressed. (PNA)

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