Davao City buys 2 tow trucks worth P9.5M

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The city government of Davao has purchased two new tow trucks amounting to P9.5 million, an official said Wednesday.

The acquisition of new trucks, under the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund of 2015, aims to further strengthen the operations of the City Transport and Traffic and Management Office (CTTMO) against illegally-parked vehicles in the whole city, said CTTMO chief Dionisio Abude.

“We have seen that we have bigger roads now in the city, which are unfortunately made into parking areas by some reckless motorists. We really need to strengthen our campaign against illegal parking and other road violations,” he said.

He said one of the two new tow trucks is equipped with a boom.

Abude said the tow trucks can also be used for rescue operations in case of disasters and calamities.

Currently, Davao City has four towing vehicles for illegally-parked and abandoned vehicles.

From January to September 10 this year, the CTTMO has towed and impounded 758 various types of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, tricycles, and ‘payong-payong’.