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Raul del Mar: P16.3B BRT fund cannot be transferred to Metro Manila

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Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul del Mar agreed with Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña that the P16.3-billion fund for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project cannot be transferred to Metro Manila.

The Cebu politiko explained that the BRT project is supported by an international agreement between the Philippines, France, and the World Bank that’s why it cannot be transferred anywhere.

Marikina 1st District Representative Bayani Fernando earlier proposed to divert the P16.3 billion funding for the BRT project to Metro Manila.

“If there’s a move by anybody, rest assured that it will not pass because I’m there to oppose it,” Del Mar said.

He also says Fernando might have been misquoted.

“I can’t understand it. He knows it cannot be done. Each project has its own peculiarities. This was approved by international agreements with World Bank and French Government,” Del Mar said.