February 21, 2021
At the recent Smart Mobility Forum organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) and Fairs and More, Inc., the Department of Transportation (DOTr) presented various transport infrastructure projects and programs of the four sectors under its umbrella - Aviation and Airports, Maritime, Railways, and Road Transport.
DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan represented Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade at the forum which had the theme: "Reimagining the Future."
In a keynote address, Usec. Batan noted that in the "new normal" forced upon communities and industries by the CoViD-19 pandemic, the DOTr is promoting smart mobility through digitalization.
Usec. Batan said the DOTr was harnessing the prime practices of technology and carrying out new innovations, as a response to the economy's and society's changing needs.
He added that DOTr was undertaking present initiatives as part of long-term solutions for the future so that commuters will regain confidence in commuting.
The primary goal of the DOTr is to establish smart mobility across the country's archipelago aligned with the marching order from the President to make the Filipino life comfortable.