Expanded road projects in Clark completed

CDC President-CEO Noel F. Manankil. --Photo by JP Manalang

CLARK FREEPORT— The Engineering Department of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) reported the completion of 11.8-kilometer road that will facilitate ease of travel inside the Freeport.

In a report submitted to CDC President-CEO Noel F. Manankil, the Construction and Management Division of the state-owned firm said the three major highways in Clark underwent construction have attained the completion stage. These are the Manuel A. Roxas, Claro M. Rector and Jose Abad Santos highways. The widening project costs P269 million.

New road lanes were finished here as the widening and major rehabilitation works for four major roads were completed also in time for the Association of South East Asian Nations meetings here. Moreover, the on-going widening of 3.4 km-Gil Puyat road leading to Mabalacat gate amounting to P122 million is set for completion this November.

The widening project is CDC’s contribution to the massive infrastructure buildup of the Duterte Administration under the Build Build Build mantra. For 2017, CDC is spending P1.3 billion from its internally-generated funds for all of its infra projects.

The additional road lanes include the 6 kilometers along Manuel A. Roxas Highway which was widened from two to three lanes on both side; some 2.3 kilometers at the entire stretch of Claro M. Recto Avenue of which one lane was added on each side including the rehabilitation of the drainage system; 3.5 kilometers additional one lane to the entire stretch of Jose Abad Santos Avenue. All these new lanes are now passable to all types of vehicles.

The CMD report stated in its report that Gil Puyat Avenue, the main thoroughfare leading to Mabalacat Gate, is only passable to light vehicles due to the on-going construction.

The CMD estimated that the road being rehabilitated is halfway through the major rehabilitation for the 6.8-kilometer road. Said highway is being used by motorists coming from Mabalacat City in Pampanga and those coming from Tarlac province and other areas in northern Luzon.

CMD also reported to Manankil that the Friendship gate, widened on approaches for ingress and egress here as well as the guard house have been completed and can be accessed by motorists going to and from of Clark and Angeles City.

In the report, the CMD said that the infrastructure projects are geared towards attaining goal of the corporation’s commitment to Clark’s stakeholders to transform the Freeport into a modern industrial estate, premier service and logistics hub for tourism and leisure.

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