MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will open a new passenger terminal for the Pasig River ferry service on Friday.
MMDA Chairmen Francis Tolentino said MMDA, in coordination with the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and other concerned agencies, have completed the repair of the old Sta. Ana station in Manila.
"With the opening of the Sta. Ana station, we will be expanding our routes to service more passengers," Tolentino said.
At present, the revived Pasig ferry system has five terminals - Guadalupe, Makati City; Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City; Escolta, PUP Sta. Mesa, and Plaza Mexico in Manila.
The Sta. Ana terminal, located at the southeast bank of Pasig River, will benefit passengers going to and from Manila, particularly Paco, Pandacan, and San Andres.
It is also located near barangays Old Zaniga and Vergara in Mandaluyong City, and Carmona, Kasilawan and Tejeros in Makati City, among others.
The old Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned of Santa Ana Church is also located near the newly-opened ferry terminal.
Since its revival last April, the Pasig ferry system has extended operating hours on June 1 to accomodate more passengers, especially students going back to school.
The ferry service operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.