The Department of Energy is donating 900 electric tricycles to the local governments of Pateros, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Valenzuela, as part of its campaign to promote the use of e-trikes.
Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi signed separate memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the receipt of the e-trikes with the mayors of the four LGUs.
“The DOE E-Trike project encourages the transition from oil to cleaner sources of energy,” Cusi said during the signing ceremony held in Taguig City.
“The 900 units to be given to the four cities will benefit many communities, in terms of livelihood and the services that it can provide to the people,” Cusi said.
The donation includes 100 e-trickes for Las Piñas, 150 for Muntinlupa, 400 for Pateros, and 250 for Valenzuela
Based on the MOA, the LGUs were obliged to comply with the documentary requirements, such as the crafting of their proposal for the use of the e-trikes.
The donation to the Metro Manila LGUs followed the grant of 200 units of e-trikes to Marawi City as rehabilitation efforts increased pace.