Sorsogon gov't takes delivery of 13 Foton mini dump trucks
MANILA: The Province of Sorsogon, regarded as the gateway to Southern Philippines, has partnered with Foton, a highly trusted commercial vehicle brand. This collaboration involves the utilization of Foton vehicles for their various programs in sanitation, infrastructure, and calamity operations.
Last June 29, Governor Chiz Escudero, along with other members of the Provincial Council, warmly acknowledged and received the Foton team as they traveled to Sorsogon for the handover of 13 brand-new Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Trucks.
These commercial vehicles will be used for provincial improvement activities like disaster management and relief, road maintenance, and other public services and works. The service vehicles will be under the management of their Provincial Engineering Office.
Over several years, the Sorsogon government was able to obtain a range of Foton ambulances, which aided in its public health projects and activities.
In 2010, Sorosogon was able to acquire three units of the Foton ambulance and in 2016, it added four more.
Provincial Administrator of Sorsogon City Atty. Enrique Renoria said that the utilization of Foton commercial vehicles over several years gave staff additional knowledge and trust in the efficiency of the brand.
He also explained to a Foton representative that the first vehicles of the brand that were purchased in the province before are still being used, similar to the ambulances which were acquired.
Foton has been recognized for its cost efficiency, robust cargo capability, and high-performance engine, which the local government of the province has observed.
Renoria also highlighted the reliability of Foton vehicles as well as the fact that any representative can be easily notified for vehicle parts that need immediate repair or replacement.
Each Foton Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Truck that Sorsogon has purchased is able to load up to 4,590 kg of heavy cargo through its four cubic meter dump box capability.
The vehicle is also powered by Cummins ISF 3.8 diesel engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, making these light-duty trucks dependable in humping high roads.
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