The signing of contracts and agreements of the Intramuros Administration, Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission – PRRC, Municipality of Noveleta, and Cavite Superferry Transport Inc. last January 19 at Plaza Mexico, Intramuros will connect Noveleta, Cavite and Intramuros, Manila via a new ferry system.
This agreement for the Cavite-Pasig River Ferry system will provide ease in transportation from Noveleta to Intramuros through the construction, maintenance and operation of a ferry terminal along the Pasig River banks in Intramuros.
For its part, lA has agreed to cooperate with the operation and purpose of the said project in line with its function to preserve, develop and administer major cultural landmarks for the perpetuation of Filipino Heritage and enhancement of our national identity.
Under the agreement, IA shall provide design requirements for the new ferry station design under the building guidelines from the administration. Additionally, IA is also in charge for the maintenance, insurance, overhead, miscellaneous, permits and taxes. PRRC shall extend to SFTI pertinent assistance in securing the necessary authorizations, approvals, licenses, and permits from concerned government agencies for the early and expeditious completion of the project.
In addition, PRRC shall assist the SFTI in availing of any incentives or privileges or the like provided under the law such as the Philippine Omnibus Investments Code. SFTI, for its part, shall fund the construction of the ferry terminal. In addition, SFTI shall operate and maintain the ferry terminal in accordance with, and under the supervisory control of the lA. It shall also construct, retain, control and own the Ferry pontoons in the ferry terminal in accordance with, and under the supervisory of the PRRC. As its investment protection, SFTI will have Its “Pioneering Status” for the ferry route and ferry docking area.
While lA shall provide SFTI land by way of lease, and the exact location where the terminals will be constructed, IA shall also secure and encourage operators of Electric Tricycle (ETrike) to place ETrikes within the vicinity of the ferry terminal for the easy access and convenience of the passengers, in cooperation with the operator, lA shall be responsible in bringing in tourists to try and experience the ferries, in the same vein, lA shall assist to further the efforts of the Department of Tourism (DOT) by promoting the Cavite-Pasig River Ferry Station.