PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, Bataan- An Australian Ferry Boat company is eyeing to ply Bataan- Roxas boulevard route via Manila Bay, that will make Bataan, if pushes through, nearer to Manila.
Briefing newsmen based here, Governor Abet S. Garcia revealed that talks for the resumption of a Ferry boat service in this province is going on, saying the company can easily perhaps utilize its ferry boats here since it has already an existing trips in Visayas region.
Garcia said the Ferry boat is a super fast sea craft that can travel for around 30 to 40 minutes only from Bataan to Roxas Blvd., Manila.
“Just imagine, you can reach Manila by less than one hour only and you can bring your cars with you for 30 to 40 minutes only since this is a Roll on, Roll off (RoRo) boat,” pointed out the young governor.
The governor expressed optimism that by this time around, the RoRo ferry boat service will be patronized by Bataenos as they can bring their cars and other vehicles to Metro Manila without the hassle of monstrous traffic jams and gasoline expenses.
“Hindi ka na mata trapik, ginhawa at makakarating ka pa on time sa Manila na dala-dala mo yong kotse o van mo,” said the bachelor governor.
Bataan has already an existing new port with terminal and office facilities and sprawling parking space in Orion town. This was initiated by Gov. Garcia when he was still a congressman here.
In fact, a number of ferry boat companies had been plied along this route before but they quit gradually for unknown reason.
Newsmen learned, however, that lack of passengers patronizing it was the main reason.
Passengers claimed, on the other hand, that aside from the expensive fare being charged by the ferry companies compared to land transportation, it had also uncertain trips schedules, dismaying passengers.
But with the proposed entry of a new Ferry company, Gov. Garcia expressed optimism that it will be now patronized by the thousands of passengers going to Manila since this is a RoRo ferry.
With the existing winding and beautiful roads, going to Manila by land from this capital city takes more or less only two hours, but if the RoRo boat trips push through, travel time will only take 30 to 40 minutes, added Garcia.