ARTA gets desktops from Meralco

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) has turned over 500 desktop computers to the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to help the agency streamline and digitalize its services.

In a statement, the power distributor said the desktop computers would be distributed to 166 local government units (LGUs) to help automate their business permit and licensing systems, promote ease of doing business, and contribute to developing the country’s competitiveness.

Each of the LGUs will receive three desktop computer units that can be used to setup their Electronic Business One-Stop Shops (eBOSS) to ensure a red-tape free and more convenient business registration — from application to approval of permits.

In attendance during the ceremonial turnover recently were representatives of the 27 LGUs in Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Rizal that are among the beneficiaries of the project.

This initiative supports the “Paspas Pilipinas Paspas” project of ARTA that aims to improve bureaucratic efficiency, one of the priority areas under the government’s 8-point socioeconomic agenda.

Get the latest news

delivered to your inbox

Sign up for The Manila Times’ daily newsletters

By signing up with an email address, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

LGU beneficiaries commit to support the Paspas Pilipinas Paspas project by setting up their eBOSS to ensure a red-tape free and more convenient business registration.

During the turnover ceremony, ARTA Director-General Ernesto Perez said the partnership between the agency and Meralco would help LGUs become more efficient with their processes.

“We will ensure that streamlining and digitalization of all processes and procedures are being done in government offices nationwide,” he said.

“The efficiency of LGUs’ service delivery will bring higher business registrations and tax revenues, thus, bringing in a higher budget for better social services in the localities,” he added.

Meralco, meanwhile, looks forward to more collaborations with ARTA on programs that would benefit the public, said William Pamintuan, Meralco senior vice president, chief legal counsel, and head of the Legal and Corporate Governance Office.

“Meralco is one with ARTA in leveraging technology to empower economic recovery. The digitalization and automation of business permit and licensing systems is a critical component not only in encouraging the creation of new businesses to spur economic recovery, but also the expansion of existing ones to fuel and sustain our growth trajectory,” he said.

Meanwhile, the power utility firm announced that it recently commissioned its new North Caloocan 115 kilovolts (kV)–34.5 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation located in Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City. The facility unloads the forecasted critical load of Novaliches and Camarin power transformer banks.

The project involved the commissioning of a new 83-megavolt ampere power transformer, one 115-kV GIS, one 34-kV GIS, four new distribution feeders, and other substation equipment.

The new substation will serve the growing demand in the areas of Quezon City, Caloocan City North, and portions of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, including the expected power requirement of the Metro Rail Transit-7 once it is operational.

Source link

Tags: No tags

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *