PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012
DPWH-8 to use P130-M road user’s fund for preventive road maintenance, safetyTACLOBAN CITY Leyte, Jan. 7 (PIA) -– The Department of Public Works (DPWH)Eastern Visayas Regional Director Rolando Asis gave the assurance that the agency will use the proceeds of the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC), also known as the road user’s tax, with prudence and transparency.
Asis said that the DPWH Regional Office is expecting about P130-Million from the MCUV fees which will be divided among the DPWH Engineering Districts in the region. Each district will receive about P10 million.
The law imposes an MVUC on owners of all types of motor vehicles, whether for hire or for private use, including government motor vehicles, depending on the classification and/or vehicle model.
MVUC funds are allotted for the maintenance of national and provincial roads to ensure satisfactory service to road users, economic road transport operations and the preservation of road assets.
The MVUC funds are used solely for preventive road maintenance and road safety, Director Asis said. The MVUC funds shall help stimulate economic activities in the countryside, he added.
Road safety devices like directional signs will be installed in critical road sections to ensure safe travel or to locations called black spots along national roads,” he said.
The DPWH official said the government recognizes the importance of road safety projects in reducing the negative social and economic effects of road accidents. (PIA 8)