DUBAI: International courier cargo forwarder LBC Express is replenishing its supply of empty care boxes at the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) smart shelters at least thrice a day, indicating the huge volume of traffic the service has been generating. “We regularly put up 15 empty care boxes at the smart shelters and we replenish them two to three times a day, especially at those in Satwa and Rigga,” Allan Bautista, LBC Express’ Middle East sales and marketing head told The Filipino Times.
He said the company could not just add more because 15 boxes is the maximum number the smart shelter’s space could allow. Aside from the care boxes, added feature that the Smart Shelters now have is the the Philippine Consulate General’s (PCG) Kabayan Corner – Ask Atty. Barney / Isumbong mo kay Congen project, which was officially launched on Sept. 27, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the outlet on RiggaStreet, fronting Al Ghurair Mall.
Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes led the event with Atty. Barney Almazar, director at Gulf Law; Bautista, and Rohit Dalmia, managing director of Al Shamil Foodstuff, official operator of RTA Smart Shelters. Kabayan Corner, which features drop boxes where Filipinos could drop letters addressed to Cortes; and tablets where they could research about pertinent UAE laws, is a collaboration between the PCG, LBC Express, and Gulf Law.
Kabayan Corners are located in the following areas: LBC Dubai Branch (Karama near Gmart, opp.Al Attar); Satwa Smart Shelter (in front of New Westzone Supermarket); Mankhool-Satwa Smart Shelter (opp. Al Hana Center); Baniyas Smart Shelter; and Al Rigga Smart Shelter (in front of Jollibee Al Ghurair Mall)