Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: ppp.gov.ph | posted March 20, 2015 10:03
Project cost is Php 19.33 billion
The photo above is part of the proposed "Motor Vehicle Inspection System" (MVIS) that, if approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), will help in making sure that the growth of the motoring industry is environmentally sustainable.
It is expected that by 2016, there will be 8.5 million vehicles on the road and under the Clean Air Act and other similar rules and regulations issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), it is mandated that all vehicles are dutifully checked and pass through the necessary inspection in order to be deemed roadworthy and according to the government sustain "improved air quality and reduced traffic accidents, as well as benefits to users from greater vehicle reliability and reduced running costs."
The PhP 19.3 billion MVIS project includes setting up Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers to accommodate the growing number of light to heavy duty vehicles and even two-wheelers across the country.
The private partner in this Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is tasked to ‘develop, operate, and maintain a network of MVICs’ all around the Philippines that will keep up with global standards and will provide among others:
• Vehicle lanes with stand-alone structure and state of the art automated inspection equipment;
• Administrative area;
• Parking Area and test driving lanes;
• Boundary wall and Utilities;
• An IT system for automating the entire process, enforcing sufficient security measures and provide an interface with LTO Database; and
• An area for future expansion (optional).
The agency tasked to implement the MVIS is the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the LTO as soon as it gets NEDA approval.