Good news to all Cadiznon and neighboring cities! A roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ship, LCT Valentina Dos started its operations last February 13 to and from Cadiz City Commercial Port and Sta. Fe Port in Bantayan Island, Cebu.
LCT Valentina Dos departs Cadiz port at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Same schedule is implemented at the Sta. Fe Port in Cebu. The travel time going to and from Cebu City to Cadiz City is approximately four hours.
This cargo vessel-designed ship carries wheeled cargo such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars. The cargo fees of the vessel are as follows: PhP3,000 for cars or sports utility vehicles;PhP6,000 for canters; and P8, 000 for 10-wheeler trucks. For most cargo vessels, LCT Valentina Dos also includes the driver’s fare in the rates mentioned but an extra person will be charged PhP280. Regular passengers will be accommodated by March this year .
Private companies proposed to take over Bacolod-Silay Airport’s expansion
In December 2018, CAAP received unsolicited proposals from Udenna Infrastructure Corporation’s and Canada’s Airtrav Inc. These proposals are to take over the Bacolod-Silay Airport for the expansion, augmentation, operations, and maintenance .
Bacolod City Representative Greg Gasataya said that the proposed expansion will be beneficial for the riding public because the airport’s runway will be able to accommodate overseas flights—one of the requirements to become an international airport.
Meanwhile, Congressman Gasataya mentioned that he will look into the matter first and will clarify if the expansion is a joint venture or if the airport will be privatized. He admitted that the airport terminal needs to be rehabilitated. To provide better customer service, the repairs of comfort rooms and air-conditioning system and the addition of x-ray machines should be done. However, he added that there is also a possibility that the proposed expansion may affect the terminal fees, which must also be considered.
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