Clark transport system study set
State-run Clark Development Corp. had forged a partnership with the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organization for the conduct of a transport access mapping study.
In a statement, CDC said it signed a memorandum of agreement with World Wide Fund Philippines’ Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc. (KKP) to develop within a year a map for Angeles City and the Clark Freeport in Pampanga showing a network of roads with good drainage systems, passable to vehicles during heavy rains and flooding occurrences.
With the support of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), the yearlong study will determine the flood prone areas and primary causes of flooding. The KKP is then expected to recommend measures.
Based on the MOA, KKP will deliver to CDC the draft on “Towards An All-Weather Urban Corridor” Map on April 2016, while the final map will be submitted on May 2016.
An all-weather urban corridor refers to a network of roads with good drainage systems installed and are passable to vehicles despite the presence of water, which is not significant enough to affect the flow of goods, services and people.
According to CDC, the project will also check Angeles City’s planned infrastructure, especially those related to the Clark development area, to ensure that all of the future access routes will be accessible in any kind of weather.