Cebu News Digest: April 23, 2015: DOTC awards Cebu BRT contracts to Korean firm; CV has low rice sufficiency

An artist's perspective of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu.

Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting was awarded with the contract for the detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the Bus Rapid Transit system project in Cebu City. According to the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7, Central Visayas only has a 34-35 percent rice sufficiency, which means that only about 2.4 million of the 6.8 million…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 12, 2015: Cebu imploding from traffic mess, what can be done? Biz leaders want minimum PUJ fare cut to P6; BRT proponents study social impact

The failure to solve the traffic problem "driving Cebu City to the brink of economic stagnation," warned The Freeman. (Creative Commons Photo by Flickr user Chad M)

Traffic in Metro Cebu is getting worse and The Freeman has sounded a clarion call – the “lack of imagination and inspired leadership” in solving the city’s traffic problem is driving it “to the brink of economic stagnation.” Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Teresa Chan, meanwhile, said the minimum fare should be…