THE Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) has hoped that the resumption of the regular operations of the terminal will result in revenues as high as what were collected before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mindanao Times File Photo. Bing Gonzales

Aisa Usop, manager of the facility, said last week that there are about 600 bus trips a day at present.

Usop expressed confidence that the operations would result in revenues exceeding the P32 million achieved last year.  

“Hopefully for this year, year 2022, kung dili man nato mareach ang P70 million, mutaas pa gyud siya no more than P32 million, the income that we had last year,” Usop said. Just before the pandemic, the income of the facility was at P70 million annually.

In 2020, or the year where the pandemic was at its height, the facility earned P23 million in revenues.

During the first quarter of the month, Usop said the facility earned an average of P1 million in increase in monthly revenues compared with the same period the previous year.

In January, it earned about P3.5 million compared with the P2.4 million earned in January 2021. Usop said this has been the trend since the start of the year.

The number, however, was still low compared the one earned before the pandemic. “Naay pag increase when it comes to figures na more than P1 million every month, but of course kung i-compare pud nato sa atong pre-pandemic pa, mas taas pa gyud, wala pa gyud na na-reach,” she added.


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