A study on the proposed infrastructure development for the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has been submitted by environment advocate Kabang Kalikasan Ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc. (KKPFI).
KKPFI aims to assist the state-run firm to plan and design future infrastructure development inside this premiere investment destination in Central Luzon.
It has turned over recently “maps and e-files” to CDC which will serve as a planning tool of its corporate planners and designers on future infrastructure development inside the zone.
The study was a commitment of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) for CDC at no cost to the government.
Last December 2015, CDC entered into an agreement with KKPFI – also known as the World Wide Fund for Nature–Philippines (WWF-Philippines) – for the development of the “All-Weather Urban Corridor Project.” The project is funded by YGC.
The project is a map comprising of road networks with good drainage systems installed and are passable to vehicles despite the presence of water, with low impact to affect the transportation of goods, services and people.
KKPFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in the conservation and preservation of the environment in selected areas of the Philippines by helping communities adapt to climate change, switch to clean renewable sources of energy and infuse sustainability into the lives and businesses of Filipinos.
Clark has been selected by WWF-Philippines because of its strategic location and elevation of the area above sea-level which is unlikely to be affected by climate change, especially during heavy downpour.
CDC and KKPFI have agreed to work together as partners to spread awareness on the urgency of the climate change crisis, its adverse impacts, and provide crucial solutions to address the crisis.
The Foundation conducted transport access mapping study looking into the connection of Clark vis-à-vis City of Angeles.
Aside from thorough in-situ data gathering, verification and processing; the project study includes an assessment of “Road Vulnerability” which refers to the inability of the road network to withstand the effects of extreme weather conditions such as the accessibility and serviceability of the road.