In line with boosting its disaster response capabilities, the Philippine Navy (PN) announced it is acquiring two 40-footer rescue boats which are capable of transporting 20 persons in distress.
This was confirmed by Navy vice commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad in a briefing with reporters.
"The (two 40-footer rescue boats) will be utilized by the various disaster response and rescue units of the PN," he said.
Taccad said the project, which is worth Php20 million, is now for re-bidding by the PN Bids and Awards Committee.
Interested parties should have completed a similar project within five years.
Winning bidders are required to delivery the rescue boats within 180 calendar days within the opening of the letter of credit.