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Friday, October 06, 2006

Clark access road approved

BCDA board sees necessity of project

By FRED ROXAS - Manila Bulletin

CLARK ZONE, Pampanga — The construction of an access road to Clark zone from the on-going R21-billion Subic-Tarlac-Clark Expressway (STCE) has been approved by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

Levy P. Laus, newly appointed president and CEO of Clark Development Corp. (CDC), announced during a press conference held here last Wednesday that the BCDA decision would solve the problem over the missing direct link between STCE and Clark zone.

Laus, also a member of the BCDA board of directors, said that the lack of an ingress and egress between the expressway and Clark zone would require commuters to travel an extra distance of from 24 to 30 kilometers in going to and from near the Diosdado Macapagal Airport (DMIA) in Clark zone and the tollway.

Commuters to and from Clark zone would travel circuitously through the spur road in Mabalacat if there is no direct access road between Clark and the expressway.

The proposal to construct the access road between the expressway and Clark zone has required CDC officials to lobby for two years for its approval, Laus said.

Mayors Boking Morales of Mabalacat and Tarzan Lazatin of Angeles Cty have commended Laus for convincing the BCDA board to approve the direct-access road, saying that the project would generate business opportunities in the entire Clark zone and other surrounding communities of the City of San Fernando, Porac, Angeles, and Mabalacat.

Laus said that the construction of the access road directly to Clark zone would further boost the local economy and create more business opportunities for the people of Central Luzon.

The Metro Clark Advisory Council (MCAC) co-chaired by Morales and Laus had earlier passed at its last meeting here last week a resolution calling for the construction of the spur road in Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat which has also an ingress egress access between the Clark-Tarlac-Subic expressway and Mabalacat.

MCAC had also passed a resolution requesting President Arroyo to approve the construction of the proposed Angeles City-Clark interchange.

BCDA has shelved the interchange project for lack of the required amount, which is R500 million.


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