Representatives of the member-agencies of the Pasig River Ferry Convergence Program aboard the new ferry boat M/B Vicente donated by a private company. | Photo by SMNI News]
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM)—represented by the Procurement Service-DBM Administrative and Finance Group and PhilGEPS Director Christine Marie Suntay and Regional Operations Group Director Atty. Jolas Brutas—was present during the Signing of Deed of Donation for the turnover of the M/B Vicente ferry boat donated by the New San Jose Builders, Inc. to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
The event was held on 4 March 2021 at the Guadalupe Ferry Station in Makati.
PS officials among the attendees in the Signing of Deed of Donation and Turnover of M/B Vicente Ferry Boat between MMDA and the private donor. | Photo by MMDA]
"Kami po sa MMDA ay mapalad na magkaroon ng mga ka-partners... and of course ang DBM dito sa programa ng Pasig River Ferry Service. Kung hindi po sa tulong ng DBM, ang lahat ng ito ay hindi po namin makakamit sa lalong madaling panahon kaya nagpapasalamat po kami kay Secretary Wendel Avisado at sa mga kasamahan niya sa DBM," said MMDA Deputy Chairman Undersecretary Frisco San Juan, Jr.
Usec. San Juan added that the new 50-seater boat would help address traffic congestion on the road as it offers alternative mode of transportation.
The DBM, along with other government agencies, forms part of the Pasig River Ferry Convergence Program (PRFCP) that initiates projects such as this.