The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is planning to produce its own motor vehicle plates.
This, according to Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, will be more economical and convenient if finally implemented.
“Makakatipid ito at magiging convenient kasi, unang-una, ang tax dito hindi na ‘yung finished product,” Galvante said in an interview on DZMM. “Ikakabit ito sa dating planta ng plaka sa LTO Compound at, henceforth, LTO na ang gagawa.”
Galvante said that the LTO is planning to buy plate-making materials once the contract with the current supplier ends. With regard to human resource, the Assistant Secretary said that the agency already has people with basic knowledge in plate-making who just need re-training.
Galvante also shared that the LTO still needs to distribute 2 million plates that are yet to be delivered by their current supplier.
The agency is still waiting for the copy of the Supreme Court’s decision before they can proceed with the distribution after it lifted the halt on delivering more than 700,000 motor vehicle plates.