Zambo CDRRMO buys P14-M tow truck PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 August 2018 16:00

By R.G. Antonet Go

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has bought a P14-M disaster tow truck to be used in times of calamities and emergencies.

The tow truck was supplied by XJJ Enterprises, the firm which was linked to the P38-million Mobile Clinic and the P4.7-M garbage truck.

Clint Senosa, CDRRMO Operation Officer, said that the new truck came from  United States and has a capacity of 12 tons.

“Si tiene ta cay grande vehiculo na pampang amo se para hala y akel si tiene vehicular accident grande ayuda este para hala,” Senosa said.

A composite team composed of Commission on Audit, City Engineers Office, and City General Services Office conducted the inspection and the testing of the equipment. The city accepted the equipment on June 20, 2018.

He stressed that this equipment cannot be used for traffic purposes or to remove vehicle obstructions from  city streets.

He said that there will also be more training for disaster personnel so that they will be able to handle the said equipment better.

Recall that on October 2016, a rescue tow truck arrived but was not accepted by the city for failure of the supplier to follow specifications.

The equipment reportedly failed to follow the specifications on the tire, axel, and the gross weight of the equipment.

Meanwhile, the new tow truck was supplied by XJJ Enterprises, the company which figured in a controversy after bidding for the delivery of the P38-million mobile clinic.

The equipment was said to be overpriced by P20-million.

The following year, XJJ Enterprises also bidded to supply a P4.750 garbage truck to the local government.

XJJ Enterprises was said to be the lone bidder for the equipment which was classified under an emergency purchase.  (RGAAGo)