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Friday, July 11, 2008

Scadc works for Subic-Clark corridor master plan

CLARK FREEPORT -- Secretary Edgardo Pamintuan of the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council (Scadc) said the council is working on the master plan of the Subic-Clark growth corridor.

Pamintuan issued the statement during a forum on the Scadc Mega Logistic Hub held at the Fontana Convention Center on Thursday.

According to Pamintuan, the Scad corridor will be the site for the Mega-Logistics Hub's primary and support industries like information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging, eco-tourism, medicine and personal well-being, education, among others.

Pamintuan said the corridor will affect the economy of Pampanga, Zambales, Tarlac, and Bataan.

About 19 municipalities and four cities in these four provinces are expected to benefit from the growth.

The areas include Mabalacat, Magalang, Angeles City, Porac, City of San Fernando, Mexico and Floridablanca in Pampanga; Tarlac City, La Paz, Concepcion, Capas and Bamban in Tarlac; Dinalupihan, Hermosa and Morong in Bataan; and Olongapo City, Subic and Castillejos in Zambales.

Pamintuan also announced the construction of the 833-kilometer North Luzon Railways (NorthRail) which is divided into two sections - Caloocan to Malolos and Malolos to Clark.

The NorthRail will provide fast and efficient mass transport for people and goods to and from the business centers of Metro Manila, he said.

Pamintuan also cited other support infrastructure projects including the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the expansion of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), and the new container terminals at the Subic Bay Port, among others.

"The Scad Mega-Logistics Hub will utilize Subic Bay Port, DMIA, SCTEX, in order to provide a seamless and efficient flow of goods, people, and services between the point of origin and the point of consumption," he said.

One of the 10-point agenda of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is to develop Subic and Clark as the most competitive international services and logistics centers in the Asia-Pacific region, Pamintuan added.

By virtue of Executive Order (EO) 504-A, the President created the Scadc to accelerate the development of Subic and Clark.

Pamintuan however clarified that the Scadc is a policy-making body and not an implementing agency like the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Clark Development Corporation, and the Department of Trade and Industry, among others. By Reynaldo G. Navales - SunStar

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