THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Pasig City local government signed a memorandum of agreement as the city officially turned over its two ferry boat donations to be added to the existing fleet of MMDA operated Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) to accommodate more passengers.
The two 57-seater ferry boats, M/B Mutya ng Pasig 1 and 2, are equipped with closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to ensure safety of passengers. It also has overhead electric fans for ventilation and toilet room.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said he is grateful for the act of generosity by the Pasig City government, through the initiative of Mayor Vico Sotto.
“The two boats donated to the PRFS by the City of Pasig are surely a big help to continually give the best service to our passengers,” Lim said in the MOA signing held at San Joaquin Ferry Station.
Sotto is confident that through their donated boats, the goal to increase ridership will be met.
“Improved facilities, more boats, information dissemination, and consistency will make the PRFS ridership increase and even double in number,” he said.
Since its relaunch in December last year, the average number of passengers riding the ferry daily is at 700 to 1,000.
Meanwhile, plans for the proposed additional ferry stations in Kalawaan, also in Pasig, Circuit Makati in Makati, and Quinta Market in Manila are underway.