CDC investing P120M in road project
State run Clark Development Corp. (CDC) is investing P120 million in a road project aimed at decongesting traffic along the MacArthur Highway in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
The Clark East Perimeter Road project, which is also expected to serve as a bypass route for motorists, involves the construction of an interconnecting route from the Mabalacat gate to Balibago in Angeles City along the east perimeter fence of the Clark Freeport Zone.
CDC said it would be funding the project as part of the agency’s parallel development programs, which were meant to boost economic activities within the areas contiguous to Clark.
CDC disclosed that the Urban Integrated Consultancy Inc. (UICI) won the bid as the design consultant of the six-kilometer road project. UICI is scheduled to sign soon a contract with the state-run corporation for its services.
In the meantime, the engineering services group of CDC said the Clark East Perimeter project would initially be a two-lane road, which could be expanded later to four lanes. The project also involves the construction of drainage facilities and a bridge along the city’s Quitangil creek.
Alveen Tabag, CDC vice president for engineering services, said the Clark interconnecting route is one of the priority projects for this year. The project is expected to be completed in March 2016.
Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales expressed his gratitude to CDC for prioritizing the construction of the interconnecting route, which would help ease traffic within the city.
“Once this is completed, there will be another access or alternative road to and from Clark and then on to Subic, Manila and other areas. The northern part of Mabalacat will become more progressive,” Morales said. Amy Remo