City looking for investors for 3 satellite terminals

The proposed three satellite terminals in the city to decongest the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) in Ecoland are now open for private investors.

Councilor Conrado Baluran, chair of the committee on transportation, said that the investors will have to identify the location of the satellite terminals in Buhangin, Catalunan Pequeño, and Dumoy or Puan areas.

“It’s up to the city to decide if it’s going to be through public-private partnership,” he said.

Baluran added that prior to the construction of the satellite terminals, Sec. 4 of City Ordinance No. 0192 Series of 1986 must first be amended.

The law limits the establishment of terminals in Matina Crossing and Bajada areas.

He said there’s a need to establish terminals in Barangay Dumoy for the buses coming from the south, Buhangin area for the north-bound buses and Catalunan Pequeño for the buses from Cagayan de Oro City and Bukidnon.

Meanwhile, Baluran is also planning to pass an ordinance to abolish all the existing exclusive taxi lanes in all business establishments including hospitals, schools, and shopping malls.

He said that the proposals were submitted to the City Legal Office to ensure no legal infirmity.

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